Gerald Steinberg describes the history of BDS, from its inception at the 2001 Durban Conference to current efforts to advance BDS through the EU's product labeling requirements.
Lena Bakman maintains that the atmosphere of hate speech and demonization against Israel that is promoted by a number of NGOs creates an environment that fosters antisemitic attacks.
Ban Ki-Moons planned attendance at a conference in Tehran recalls the preparation for the Durban Conference. In 2001, UN Commissioner for Human Rights Mary Robinson authorized, planned and chaired a meeting in Iran, where Jews and Israelis were not granted visas to attend, and hate-filled texts were issued.
Anne Bayefsky, who attended the infamous 2001 Durban Conference, describes how Human Rights Watch demonstrated, and continues to demonstrate, its anti-Israel bias, attempting to gain legitimacy by demonizing Israel.