The Left’s BDS movement’s undeniable links to Islamo-Nazi terror…
Documenting the BDS Movement’s Undisputed Ties to Terrorism
Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs just released a study called “Terrorists in Suits,” which documents the ties between the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign and terrorist organizations.
Part of the BDS campaign is a network of NGOs that are hostile to Israel, and whose members always manage to find Israel guilty of one human rights violation or another.
According to the report, “numerous members and terrorist operatives have become leading figures in NGOs which delegitimize and promote boycotts while concealing or downplaying their terrorist past. Some continue to serve as members of terrorist organizations to this day.”
The ministry found that in 13 groups that it examined, there were 30 past or current members of terrorist groups, most notably the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
The findings of Israel’s Ministry of Strategic Affairs aren’t new. In 2016, research by both NGO Monitor and the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) found a strong presence of PFLP operatives involved in anti-Israel NGOs and the BDS movement.
One of the notable examples of this phenomenon is Shawan Jabari, a former PFLP operative, who now heads the NGO Al Haq. In 2007, Israel’s Supreme Court described Jabari as “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde,” on account of both his documented membership in the PFLP and leadership of an NGO. (Jabari has denied his involvement in the PFLP.)
Another PFLP member who advocates for BDS around the world is Leila Khaled, a woman who was involved in armed hijackings in 1969 and 1970. Khaled, according to the Israeli ministry’s report, still coordinates activities “between a PFLP command center in Syria and operatives in Jerusalem planning lethal attacks against Israelis.” Yet she travels freely, often to Europe and South Africa, to promote boycotting Israel.
And the ties don’t stop there.