BDS groups in US linked with terror groups

In news from the US, BDS (Boycott, Divest, Sanctions) groups who attack Israel through economic means have been found to have ties with terror groups, including funding them.

Times of Israel reports: Quote:

An umbrella group for American organizations that are part of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement funnels donations to a Palestinian organization with ties to terror groups, Tablet Magazine reported Friday.

According to Tablet, the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, which oversees the work of 329 different BDS organizations, fiscally sponsors the Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), a West Bank- and Gaza-based group that is the main coordinator of BDS efforts in the Palestinian territories.   

The Campaign funnels tax-exempt US donations to the BNC. The BNC, meanwhile, counts as one of its members the Council of National and Islamic Forces in Palestine, a coalition of “resistance” movements that includes Hamas, Palestinian Islamic Jihad and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine — all considered terror groups by Israel, the US and Europe.

Tablet stressed in its report that “there is no indication that any of the money raised through the fiscal sponsorship is going to terror groups,” but that a financial relationship of some sort was clear — one that may be illegal under US law.

The Simon Wiesenthal Center, which combats anti-Semitism and hate, said Tablet’s reporters “have confirmed an official link between the American BDS campaign and some of the most evil, violent organizations on the planet.”

It asserted that “Any person of faith who endorses the anti-Semitic BDS movement should now realize that they are also supporting the goals of its sponsors, among them people with the blood of more than 1,000 Israelis and tourists on their hands. The hypocrisy of BDS has always been obvious, but now it’s official.End quote.

I wonder if New Zealand BDS groups have similar links and funding arrangements with known terror groups? I’d say there is a fair to middling chance of that.


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