Image of a BDS march in Switzerland [BDS Switzerland/Facebook]
The actions of the BDS movement are found in economic, cultural and academic fields and have garnered the support of many organizations and celebrities worldwide. Based on a false narrative of oppression, colonization, and apartheid, BDS has been rather successful over the last decade. But is it possible that some people are starting to see through its thin, libelous veneer and beginning to distance themselves? Some countries outside of Israel are making bold moves to denounce and even outlaw BDS. Switzerland is one of them.
What Switzerland did recently was unprecedented. It was the first of all the European parliaments to pass a bill to prevent their country from financing organizations that clearly promote racism, antisemitism, and BDS. In and of itself, this is a major breakthrough. In our age of over-reaching political correctness, it is a breath a fresh air to see a whole country stand against BDS, especially in Europe!
What we should not miss in this bill is the fact that BDS is now bundled with racism and antisemitism, equating the movement with the other two expressions of hatred. In essence, it claims that BDS is antisemitism, and it is!