#BDSFail “BDS campaign’s claims for 2016 are exaggerated, mistaken, misleading, or deliberate lies”

THE TOWER
The BDS Movement Claimed Eight Victories in 2016. They Were All Actually Losses
by David Gerstman
March 10, 2017

One of the key tactics of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign is to make claims that are, at best, overstated—and in many cases provably false—in order to bolster their appearance of success. For example, organizers claimed in 2010 that the American rock band the Pixies had cancelled a show in Israel due to their advocacy. In fact, the Pixies cancelled due to security concerns, and eventually played a concert in Israel in 2014. The Pixies are even planning to return to Tel Aviv for two shows this summer. Other big names to tour Israel in recent years include Alicia Keys, Lady Gaga, Bon Jovi, and the Rolling StonesREAD MORE

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