What is BDS?
Three groups with identical rhetoric, strategy, and goals, are intersecting: BDS, JVP, and SJP.
What is JVP (“Jewish Voices for Peace”) is an Islamic funded organization targeting American and European college age students, working with BDS, aimed at boycotting the State of Israel until it is eliminated. JVP’s funding sources are not transparent, and its website carries no information on its donors. JVP is a leader in BDS campaigns in a variety of different forums, including with local governments and on university campuses. JVP supports and promotes the Palestinian narrative of “Nakba” (referring to the establishment of the State of Israel as a “catastrophe,”), as well as a Palestinian “right of return,” which, if implemented, would mean the elimination of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people. JVP advocates on behalf of Palestinian terrorists such as Ahmed Sa’adat and Rasmea Odeh. JVP uses traditional antisemitic imagery and rhetoric.
What is SJP?
Are supporters of these groups antisemitic?
Not all, but most are. Eliyahu Shiffman writes “We’ve seen the internet arguments about whether BDS is inherently antisemitic. This British researcher took a different approach. He looked at the FB accounts of known BDS activists to determine what else they’re into other than promoting BDS. Guess what? Most of them are talking up antisemitic conspiracy theories, such as the Elders of Zion controlling the world, the Mossad was behind 9/11, the Holocaust didn’t actually happen. When someone talks on the internet about how Israel is an apartheid state and everyone should boycott its products, have a look what other theories the same person is promoting. ”
How to debate against BDS and SJP supporters
BDS admits it supports violence
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) is a movement with the goal of ending Israel. They openly admit that they are NOT non-violent, and admit support murdering Jewish people.
n 2001, during the second intifada, Barghouti wrote a chapter for a book, “The New Intifada: Resisting Israel’s Apartheid.” The book’s description referred to “the heroism and costs of the resistance.” Barghouti’s chapter glorified the intifada, describing it as the “tell-tale heart of the old Palestine” and a “wildly exaggerated threat.”
The second intifada was characterized by over 120 suicide bombings against Israeli civilians on buses and in cafes.
In 2010, Barghouti stated [00:13:50] that “we believe that people under occupation, in international law, have a right to resist by any means, including violent means,” but not “indiscriminately.” He went on to say, “in the BDS movement we don’t say we’re against violent resistance.”
In a 2010 interview with a Palestinian magazine, Barghouti reportedly stated that “we most definitely have a moral and legal right to an armed resistance against the military occupation of our land, even according to international law, as long as we attack legitimate targets, that is, the occupation, settlers [i.e., Israeli civilians] and people who are armed.”
On July 3, 2011, speaking at a Socialism conference in Chicago, Barghouti said that [00:02:23] “the media focuses only on one form of resistance, which we are proud of – we’re not ashamed to have armed resistance as well as peaceful resistance… people under occupation have a right to resist by all means.”
On January 15, 2014, Barghouti addressed Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), presenting a talk titled “International Solidarity With Palestine: Towards a Global Intifada.” Barghouti defended the Palestinians’ “right to ‘resistance by any means, including armed resistance.’”
In July 2017, Barghouti was awarded the Gandhi Peace Award. At the award ceremony, he said [00:01:14] that he dedicated the award “to the heroic Palestinian political prisoners on hunger strike in Israel’s apartheid dungeons.”
The hunger strike was initiated on April 16, 2017, by Marwan Barghouti — who financed the guitar-case bomb used in the Sbarro Cafe bombing.
Marwan Barghouti also headed the Palestinian Authority (PA) terrorist Tanzim force and founded the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades. His organizations carried out a large number of deadly attacks, killing scores of Israelis and wounding hundreds.
Do BDS and SJP support terrorist groups?
People criticizing Israel, and supporting BDS (Boycott, Divest and Sanction) are in fact against true liberal values, and instead are funding Islamist groups. These groups oppress Jews, Christians, women, LGBT people, and moderate Muslims. No true progressive/liberal should support such groups.
from the article, BDS Umbrella Group Linked to Palestinian Terrorist Organizations: Connections between an American charity and Hamas, PFLP, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad, By Armin Rosen and Liel Leibovitz
Over the past decade, as the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians became ever slimmer, there has been a growing attention to—and, in some quarters, acceptance of—the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement targeting Israel, or BDS. Those drawn to the cause have likely come across the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a Virginia-based nonprofit organization that serves as the American umbrella group of the BDS movement and is arguably the most prominent promoter of BDS in the United States.
The US Campaign, which is officially called Education for Just Peace in the Middle East, coordinates the efforts of 329 different pro-BDS organizations “working to advocate for Palestinian rights and a shift in US policy … bound by commonly shared principles on Palestine solidarity as well as our anti-racism principles,” according to the group’s website.
But as Tablet confirmed , the group also helps facilitate tax-exempt donations to a Palestinian coalition that includes Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and other groups the U.S. State Department designates as terror organizations.
The US Campaign, Tablet has learned, is the fiscal sponsor of a group called the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the main West Bank and Gaza-based cohort advocating for sanctions against Israel. The BNC was created in 2007 in Ramallah with the intention of serving as the Palestinian arm of the international BDS campaign.
According to the BNC’s website, one of the group’s members is the Council of National and Islamic Forces in Palestine, commonly known as PNIF. Among PNIF’s members are five different groups designated by the US as terrorist organizations, including Hamas, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), the Popular Front – General Command (PFLP-GC), the Palestine Liberation Front, and Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ).
Since its founding, the BNC has frequently and openly collaborated with known leaders of these terror organizations
Founded in 1967, the PFLP is responsible for numerous bloody attacks, including the 1976 hijacking of an Air France plane to Uganda and the 1980 assault on Kibbutz Misgav Am in northern Israel, during which PFLP terrorists took over the Kibbutz’s nursery and murdered 2 1/2-year-old Eyal Gluska.
More recently, the PFLP took responsibility for the 2014 massacre of four Jews praying in a Jerusalem synagogue, and has emerged as a major supporter of Bashar al-Assad’s brutal regime in Syria. Last month, the group’s combatants were filmed entering the Yarmouk refugee camp in Damascus, where they supported Assad’s murder of scores of Palestinians.
The PFLP is also perennially at odds with Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority, making it difficult to argue that they represent a significant portion of Palestinians.
JVP (“Jewish Voices for Peace”)
JVP is an Islamic funded organization targeting American and European college age students, working with BDS, aimed at boycotting the State of Israel until it is eliminated. JVP’s funding sources are not transparent, and its website carries no information on its donors. JVP is a leader in BDS campaigns in a variety of different forums, including with local governments and on university campuses. JVP supports and promotes the Palestinian narrative of “Nakba” (referring to the establishment of the State of Israel as a “catastrophe,”), as well as a Palestinian “right of return,” which, if implemented, would mean the elimination of Israel as the nation state of the Jewish people. JVP advocates on behalf of Palestinian terrorists such as Ahmed Sa’adat and Rasmea Odeh. JVP uses traditional antisemitic imagery and rhetoric.