Robert Fulford: The BDS smokescreen

Robert Fulford: The BDS smokescreen

National Post | Full Comment

The people who defame Israel and wish to undermine its status in the world are not anti-Semites — or so they will tell you, every chance they get. Their denial of anti-Semitism is essential to their moral position. In their own view they are good progressives, therefore absolutely innocent of racial or religious discrimination. Their propaganda campaign, which they hope eventually will escalate into economic warfare, is intended merely to reshape Israel’s policies.

[np_storybar title=”Robyn Urback: Scarlett Johansson won’t be bullied by activists for Israeli boycott. Good for her” link=”http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/01/31/robyn-urback-scarlett-johansson-wont-be-bullied-by-activists-for-israeli-boycott-good-for-her/”]At a time when a prominent former NBA star is posing for photo ops in North Korea and a Canadian rock star is boorishly comparing Fort McMurray to Hiroshima, it’s refreshing to see a celebrity embracing a more nuanced and carefully considered position on international affairs.

Actress Scarlett Johansson has decided to end her eight-year relationship with the humanitarian group Oxfam…

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