Background Paper: Boycott of Peace -The BDS-Movement and the West

Analysis18.07.2016

The anti-Israeli boycott movement, BDS, has gained international influence in recent years and targets Israeli products in general (not only those from the settlements) as well as academic and cultural exchanges with Israel all over the world. Are the movement’s activities productive or counter-productive with regard to efforts aiming to advance peace and dialogue? Who are the founders, and how did the movement eventually evolve? How does their agenda look like and which aims do they really pursue? Who are the actors cooperating with the boycott movement in the West? In the following background paper on the BDS Movement you will get the answers to these questions.

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