Monitoring BDS

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 […]
February 15, 2020

Anti-Israel filmmaker files suit against Georgia anti-BDS law

A filmmaker who engages in anti-Israel conspiracy theories has sued the state of Georgia after a planned talk at Georgia Southern University in Savannah was cancelled when she would not sign the state’s anti-BDS pledge. Abby Martin, a former staffer […]
February 15, 2020

Discriminatory U.N. BDS blacklist condemns Israeli companies for adhering to Oslo agreements

(JNS) — After multiple delays over legal, due process and methodological concerns, which do not seem to have been addressed, on Feb. 12 the U.N. Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights published its “database of all business enterprises” […]
February 11, 2020

Traditionally anti-Israel World Council of Churches considering BDS activist for top post

Dr. Jerry Pillay speaks at Calvin Theological Seminary in 2011. (Facebook) by Dexter Van Zile ( — During the third week of March, the Executive Committee of the World Council of Churches, an ecumenical organization with a long history of […]
January 19, 2020

Being Targeted by BDS is a Badge of Honor 

by Richard Friedman Be proud of Alabama’s Lionel Richie. He’s coming to Israel. At a time, sadly, when it might be easier for him not to come. A growing movement of Israel-haters, which includes prominent entertainers, have launched an anti-Semitic […]
January 15, 2020

South Dakota Governor Signs Order Barring State from Doing Business with Anti-Israel Boycotters

An hour before giving her State of the State address today, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order prohibiting state offices from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. This makes South Dakota the 28th state to either […]