|In response to anti-Israel propaganda, some campus and Church groups have recently called for divestment—withdrawing investments from companies that do business with Israel and boycotting their products—to cripple Israel’s economy. These campaigns are one sided and serve to demonize Israel by omitting context.
Boycotts and divestment resolutions:
- Blame only Israel for the conflict. They rarely acknowledge incitement, terrorism or the need for Israel to use counterterrorism measures.
- Distort historical facts and spread misinformation about Israel’s counterterrorism actions and policies.
- Deny or ignore the steps that Israel has repeatedly taken to promote compromise and peace.
- Rarely condemn the Palestinian role in the continuing conflict.