Dozens of events will take place worldwide this week as part of the 10th annual “Israeli Apartheid Week.” These events include lectures and panel discussions on academic campuses in the West, with the stated goal being “to raise awareness about Israel’s apartheid policies toward the Palestinians and to build support for the growing Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.”
In short: to expand the political war against Israel.
This is not a few individuals getting together. Nongovernmental organizations that claim to stand for human rights but that actually support the demonization of Israel are active in it. Some are even funded by European governments.
The week might only take place once a year, but it is not an isolated event. It is just one example of the Durban strategy-based BDS campaign against Israel, which is on 52 weeks a year, every year.
The week is based on lies, twisted historicism, and deception.
It is time to acknowledge that an international PR campaign is being waged against Israel, one that is based on words, slogans, and mainly on lies. It is time to start an opposition campaign, called “BDS Movement Lie Week.”
If the issue of human rights really was important to the leaders of apartheid week, they would focus on countries in which people (Christians and Jews) are persecuted for their religious beliefs, their sexual orientation, or their gender. None of these happen in Israel. Israel is not perfect, but it is the only democracy in the Middle East in which the law protects human rights.