In the commentary about singer Lorde’s decision to follow BDS advice and not come to Israel on tour (though a couple of gigs in the peaceful nirvana that is Russia is, apparently, OK) my favorite so far is David Collier‘s at Beyond the Great Divide. For example, I think he is spot on with this:
Read the whole thing here.
From David Collier:
“There is only one thing you need to remember when you hear the adoration of the nakba crowd. The alternative to ‘nakba’ was a second holocaust. The only way the Arabs would not be commemorating their ‘nakba’ today, would be if they could celebrate the annihilation of the Jewish presence. Either/ Or, take your pick. It really is that simple.”
Read the whole thing, here.
David Collier has an interesting post at the Tower about the BDS movement – What the Anti-Israel Boycotters are Saying When They Think We’re Not Listening – based on his experience of attending several of their events.
“…BDS is a movement that has reached its verdict beforehand. It does not ask if Israel is guilty. Instead, it seeks to determine the correct punishment for a “criminal” that is already condemned. So when you respond to a potential BDS supporter with facts, you are simply irrelevant to them. It is like bringing evidence to a sentencing hearing that should have been presented during the trial itself. You are simply too late.”
How are these lies created? Read the whole thing – it is highly recommended – and find out.
For my part, it hardens my belief that the overwhelming majority of the BDS movement is driven by antisemitism, pure and simple.