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NY Times Ad Takes on Anti-Israel BDS Campaign

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Anti-BDS ad placed in the New York Times on Wednesday. Photo: NY Times.

In an attempt to draw more attention to the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions campaign aimed at Israel, an advertisement was placed in the New York Times on Wednesday, accusing those who support the movement of contributing to the hate of Jews around the world.

The ad refers to Mohammed Merah, the man who killed 4 people at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France last month, claiming that “ancient blood libels”, supported by the BDS movement, contributed to the murders.

“…it is time for supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) to ask themselves what they did to contribute to the atmosphere of hate that spawned these and other murders of Jews,” the ad says.

Invoking the murder of 6,000,000 Jews at the very beginning of the ad, the text states “The Holocaust began with boycotts of Jewish stores and ended with death camps.  The calls for a new Holocaust can be heard throughout the Middle East and Europe as well.”

The advertisement ends by identifying BDS supporters, including leading American academics, which David Horowitz – who placed the ad in the paper – says “use literature in classes to attack Israel”.

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  • Jeff

    ARE YOU KIDDING ME? Why doesn’t the David Horowitz center just put crosshairs on these people and be done with it? This is disgusting and blatant McCarthyism, and I feel sorry for America’s Jewish community that they need to put up with judeofascists like those at the Freedom Center – people who deliberately publish an advertisement targeting individual academics by name in a national newspaper, just for exercising their free speech. There is only one reason to do this: to derail their academic careers and associate them with Nazis. HAVE YOU NO SHAME?

    • Edward H

      These “academics” are called out by name so they can no longer hide behind the guise of anonymity or their tenure wherever they reside. I can think of a few more who have been missed in this ad.

    • A REAL American


      ROTHFLMAO–what do you think these “academics” are doing? They are putting a target on the head of every Jew walking around Europe and the Middle East by singling the Jew as the impediment to peace in the middle east–a pie in the sky concept that has never existed in reality and never will exist. The rise of violent acts of antisemitism has increased exponentially with the BDS campaign to “crucify” Israel in the international community.

      Good job David Horowitz and everyone who outs these haters and useful idiots. The more of them that are shamed, the less of them will want to show their face in the light of day!!

      Where is the BDS movement against Syria, Lebanon, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the Palestinians??? All of these abuse their citizens and treat certain groups as 2nd class citizens. Apartheid is alive in the middle east, but its a product of these Arab regimes.

  • It frustrates me that there are “Christian” organizations that suppost BDS. I would guess that they do so because they would follow what someone else says rather than look into the Scriptures themselves and find they should be supporting Israel.