Is BDS in Retreat?

August 25, 2015 | New York Post
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After gaining steam for years, has the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction Israel (BDS) overplayed its hand? The editors of the New York Post comment on a recent string of failures:

In Spain, Jewish-American reggae singer Matisyahu did indeed perform Saturday at the Rototom Sunsplash festival. The organizers re-invited him after they’d canceled—a disinvitation pushed by the BDS crew, which had insisted he endorse Palestinian statehood. . . .

Oprah Winfrey stood up to the thugs, too. A BDS “delegation” showed up at her magazine’s New York offices this month, carrying a letter urging Oprah publicly to reject Israeli jeweler Lev Leviev’s products. . . . Neither Oprah nor her executives would even meet with the agitators. They even refused to accept the letter. . . .

Across the globe, too many in media, the arts, and politics are happy to go with the flow and to pile on Israel. It’s refreshing to see stars—especially American ones—standing up to the bullies by taking truly principled stands.

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