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In Europe, the boycott Israel movement is weaker than you think

https://www.jta.org/2019/03/14/global/in-europe-the-boycott-israel-movement-is-weaker-than-you-think
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Mar 14, 2019 3:15 PM 1+ week ago

Israeli flags in Utrecht, the Netherlands during a protest by Zionist Christians against a local party's endorsement of BDS on March 12. Courtesy of Christenen voor Israel

Israeli flags in Utrecht, the Netherlands, during a protest by Zionist Christians against a local party's endorsement of BDS, March 12, 2019. (Courtesy of Christenen voor Israel)

AMSTERDAM (JTA) -- To the world's oldest Zionist organization, the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement "could within just a few years become a real existential threat" to Israel.

The vision of Theodor Herzl, who founded the World Zionist Organization 122 years ago, "could collapse before our eyes," reads the warning on the group's website.

The alarmist tone is characteristic of how many Israel supporters, including some of its leaders, view the international movement promoting a blanket boycott worldwide on all things Israeli. Beginning in 2005, the BDS movement has set out to isolate Israel the way apartheid South Africa was made a pariah in the 1980s.

But 15 years later, there is ...

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