Debunking myths about Israel, boycotts, and BDS

15 Dec

VIDEO: The Intercept, published 14 December 2018

Incoming members of the US Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, have both come out in favour of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement — the first House members to ever do so. Critics, however, suggest that BDS is anti-Semitic and undermines a two-state solution in the Middle East. Others say supporters of BDS aren’t consistent in their criticism of human rights and unfairly focus on the actions of Israel.

In this, his latest video essay, The Intercept‘s Mehdi Hasan examines — and debunks — some of the myths and controversies surrounding the BDS movement.

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