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Editorial Fighting BDS state by state

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Posted: Wednesday, February 17, 2016 10:00 am

No matter how you date it, the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel got up a good head of steam before real pushback began last year.

The Anti-Defamation League on its website (adl.org) says that organized BDS campaigns began after the second intifada in 2000 but intensified after “the July 2004 joint statement by The Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, and a July 2005 statement by Palestinian civil society organizations calling on the international community ‘to impose broad boycotts and implement divestment initiatives against Israel similar to those applied to South Africa in the apartheid era.’ ”

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