Oct. 12, 2018
Israel Is Within Its Rights in Barring Boycotters – Lahav Harkov
Saying that Israel is not within its rights in barring boycotters from the country and that its action is somehow illegal does not hold water. Leaders of extremist groups have been banned from many countries; American white supremacist Richard Spencer cannot enter 26 European countries, and the UK and Canada have banned French anti-Semitic comedian Dieudonne M’bala M’bala, among many other examples.
BDS seeks to deny the Jewish people the right to self-determination, as said explicitly by its founder, Omar Barghouti, on multiple occasions. Spencer’s fans said “Jews will never replace us” at the rally in Charlottesville last year; BDS’s slogan may as well be, “we will replace the Jews.” To act as though BDS is somehow less pernicious than the ideologies of a Spencer or M’bala M’bala is, in effect, creating a hierarchy by which some anti-Semitism ought to be tolerated. (Jerusalem Post)