The other night at my Temple someone said that anyone who supported Boycott, Divestment or Sanctions against Israel “hated Israel and Jews.” Whenever anyone makes a negative comment against policies of Israel the usual retort by many Jews is the person “hates Jews and hates Israel.” I suspect that Israel is the only nation whose current leader is synonymous with the entire nation. NO one claimed to oppose George Bush meant the individual ‘hated America.” I assume that if Donald Trump becomes president these same Jews will insist that making critical remarks about President Trump means the person “hates America.”
At this juncture in time the current government of Israel is in defiance of international law regarding its policies on the West Bank.I do understand that for many Orthodox Jews UN laws are not as powerful as those from God up above. I also understand there are Jews who can cite words from the Torah to justify just about any action including support for slavery. Until the GOVERNMENT of Israel obeys international law I support BDS.
Oh, I support BDS because I care about the state of Israel and its soul!