A number of known NGOs that advocate for BDS against Israel released a report calling on the French government to force French banks and insurance companies to “disengage without delay from any financial link with Israeli banks."
Discriminatory BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) campaigns aim to isolate Israel internationally through political warfare — the exploitation of human rights, double standards, comparisons to apartheid South Africa, and false accusations of “war crimes.”
In-depth analysis of EU funding reveals that 25% of all beneficiaries support BDS, a tactic that the EU claims to expressly oppose.
The growing phenomenon of NGO activists visiting Israel and engaging in BDS and other forms of demonization has led the Israeli government to create a taskforce to prevent such activists from entering Israel on tourist visas.
The EU´s decision to label products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank and Golan Heights was heavily influenced by highly politicized NGOs, many of which are deeply involved in BDS and working against two-state peace models.
The proposed EU policy of labeling products exported from Israeli communities built over the "Green Line" comes after advocacy from NGOs and activists working toward the goal of a comprehensive boycott of Israel.