Slacker’s Syllabus: The BDS Movement

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The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Movement is a Palestinian-led effort to end Israeli occupation.

It started in 2005 after a call for action from 170 Palestinian organizations.

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Why target Israel for boycotts, divestment, and sanctions?

Because Israel is an apartheid state, so economic support of the country translates to continued violence against Palestinians, like enforced segregation and surveillance.