Mar. 2, 2016
Reports of BDS “Momentum” Are a Myth – Jonathan Marks (Commentary)
In 2005, when the most recent wave of anti-Israel boycott activity commenced, Gallup asked survey respondents: “In the Middle East situation, are your sympathies more with the Israelis or with the Palestinians?
52% sympathized more with Israel, 18% more with the Palestinians.
More than ten years of relentless campaigning against Israel later, 62% sympathize more with Israel, 15% more with the Palestinians.
Among Democrats in 2005, 41% sympathized more with Israel. Today that figure is 53%.
Among the young, in 2005, 51% reported sympathizing more with Israel. This year it’s 54%.