LDH supports BDS campaigns against Israel. LdH claims that “it supports the boycott of products from the occupied territories…it supports divestment and sanctions against Israel…it has campaigned against the economic agreement between the EU and Israel, [but it] does not support the boycott of the Israelis (university boycott, cultural, artistic, scientific) except if it is specifically argued (field of weapons for example).”
Since the beginning of 2019, French organizations that promote an anti-Israel agenda have been lobbying French elected officials to oppose a “motion for a resolution to combat anti-Semitism.” Some of these groups receive French government funding.
For years, the NGO network has pushed product labelling as a stepping stone for full-fledged BDS against Israel, particularly in Europe. They have taken another step in singling out Israel, through the decisions of the French government and the European Court of Justice.
On July 10, 2019, the “launch of the Youth Program in East Jerusalem” took place in the presence of the Consul General of France in Jerusalem The individual listed as the contact person for the program is Daoud Ghoul, who, in 2015, was convicted of membership in the PFLP terrorist organization.