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Thursday, March 10, 2016

Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement isn’t anti-Israel

It is impossible to believe the misinformation in the letter from Allon Friedman affirming the General Assembly for its vote on the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement, House Bill 1378. He says that BDS is anti-Israel, and anti-Semetic. He also states that “the BDS movement seeks to demonize, delegitimize, isolate and ultimately destroy the Jewish state of Israel.”
He apparently knows nothing about BDS, which is definitely not anti-Semetic and has no intention of destroying the Jewish state of Israel. The greatest danger to the continuation of the State of Israel is the actions of the Israeli government itself. People in the BDS movement have tried various other methods hoping to get Israel to recognize its precarious position in the nations of the world because of its treatment of the Palestinians and continuing to refuse peace efforts. BDS is non-violent and seeks to bring peace to both Israel and Palestine. It is supported by many Jewish persons in our country because of their love of Israel and a desire to find a road to peace and the continuation of their State of Israel. There is correct information to be found which is not biased. I hope those of you who do care will learn more and not just accept sound-bites, which, themselves, are damaging to Israel.
Dorothy Gerner
Indianapolis