Monitoring BDS

January 20, 2022

Unilever’s value drops $26 billion since Ben & Jerry’s boycott

A Unilever building in Toronto, Canada. Credit: Peter Bueno/Shutterstock. (JNS) — Unilever’s stock has plunged 20.7 percent in the six months since it informed Avi Singer, the owner of Ben & Jerry’s Israel, that his contract was over unless he […]
January 19, 2022

Thanks, Ben & Jerry! Israel flourishing internationally despite BDS activism

by Mitchell Bard (JNS) — The BDS movement declared “victory” when the board of Ben & Jerry’s decided last summer to stop selling its products in the West Bank. If anything, however, this was a disaster for the movement that […]
February 2, 2021

Andrew Yang got it right on BDS

Entrepreneur and 2020 Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang at the second Democratic presidential debate in Detroit on July 31, 2019. Credit: Screenshot. by Stephen H. Norwood and Rafael Medoff   We’re used to politicians mangling history, whether out of carelessness […]
January 15, 2021

For all its bluster, the BDS movement continues to fizzle out

by Mitchell Bard The antisemitic BDS movement never had a serious impact on Israel; it had no impact whatsoever on Israeli policy, and has failed to accomplish its objectives of isolating Israel, turning it into a South Africa-like pariah state […]
December 9, 2020

Time Magazine tries to BS Americans about BDS

by Micha Danzig On Dec. 4, Time Magazine published an article titled “Here’s What You Need to Know About BDS,” the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. This title would lead most readers to conclude the magazine was simply […]
July 20, 2020

The BLM-BDS Alignment: Grave Implications for Israel and Diaspora Jewry

Palestinians walk past a mural of George Floyd painted on a section of the security barrier in the city of Bethlehem, on June 8, 2020. Photo by Wisam Hashlamoun/Flash90. by Dan Diker (JCPA/JNS) — The murder of George Floyd, a […]
July 14, 2020

Missouri, Oklahoma join list of states with anti-BDS laws

Missouri Governor Mike Parson signs several bills on July 13, including the anti-BDS bill. Courtesy Governor’s office Facebook page. From JNS and Israel InSight reports On July 13, Missouri Governor Mike Parson signed a bill making Missouri the 32nd state […]
June 1, 2020

BDS co-founder admits goal of BDS is elimination of Israel, not changing Israeli policies

BDS movement co-founder Omar Barghouti. Credit: YouTube Screenshot. (JNS) — While Israel’s supporters claim that the BDS movement is aimed at the Jewish state and is a form of new anti-Semitism, its supporters in Western countries say it’s merely a […]
April 8, 2020

BDS co-founder: Israel should save humanity, and then disappear

BDS movement co-founder Omar Barghouti. Photo: YouTube Screenshot. by Jonathan Tobin (JNS) — Advocates of Israel have always liked to joke that supporters of the BDS movement shouldn’t be selective about their efforts to convince the world to boycott the […]