28 May 2015

Boycotters' hypocrisy

From The Australian Letters, 29 May 2015:

No explanation on BDS
Jake Lynch (Letters, 27/5) claims the pro-Israel lobby exploits cries of anti-Semitism to silence critics of Israel. That is simply a canard put out by proponents of the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign to prevent the community looking too closely at what motivates them.
Neither Lynch nor any other BDS campaigner has ever adequately explained why their sole focus is on the world’s only Jewish state when there are many other countries with human rights records far worse than what Israel is accused of. While Lynch claims that the aim of BDS is to end Israel’s occupation, many BDS organisers have made it clear that their real aim is the replacement of Israel with a state where Jews are a minority.

Danny Samuels, Malvern, Vic