BDS vs Israel: you must choose. Choose wisely

Tuvia Brodie,

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Tuvia Brodie
Tuvia Brodie has a PhD from the University of Pittsburgh under the name Philip Brodie. He has worked for the University of Pittsburgh, Chatham College and American Express. He and his wife made aliyah in 2010. All of his children have followed. He believes in Israel's right to exist. He believes that the words of Tanach (the Jewish Bible) are meant for us. His blog address is He usually publishes 3-4 times a week on his blog and 1-3 times at Arutz Sheva. Please check the blog regularly for new posts.

Life is made up of choices.  Our choices determine what happens to us.

Generally, speaking, good choices lead to good results. Bad choices lead to bad results.

Sometimes, nations have to choose. Other times, individuals must choose.

One choice you as an individual are being asked to make involves the BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement. Will you make the right choice?

BDS wants you to fight Israel. It wants you to stop doing business with Israel. It wants you to boycott all things 'Israel'.

BDS doesn't tell you outright that it wants to destroy Israel. It knows you might not like that. Instead, it asks if you will support 'justice'.

'Justice' is good. 'Justice' can bring peace. If you believe in 'justice', BDS will tell you, you should help it 'liberate' 'Palestine' from Israel's evil 'occupation'. You believe in 'justice', don't you?

If you do a little research, you'll discover what BDS means by 'justice'. It’s not the same justice your parents taught you.

For BDS, 'justice' means destroying the Jewish state. It means driving out all of Israel's Jews. It means replacing Israel with an Arab-only 'Palestine'.

For BDS, 'justice' will mean ethnic cleansing. That will require killing Jews.

Killing Jews is genocide. Ethnic cleansing is a war crime. For BDS, 'justice' means committing genocide and war crimes.

BDS does not want peace. It wants to destroy the world's only Jewish state. It wants you to help do that because it wants you to help create the world's 58th Islamic state.

That's not 'justice'. Justice is protecting the minority, not killing it off in order to expand a majority.

The Arab-only ‘Palestine’ BDS wants you to help create won’t be like Israel. While Israel currently is a free, democratic, high-tech and economically sound country, the current Palestinian Authority is undemocratic, unfree and incapable of managing an economically-independent state. 

Israel is a world leader in water technology, high-tech research and medical research. The Palestinian Authority is a world leader in nothing. If it's notable for anything, it's known for Jew-hate, dehumanization and demonization.

That's not a recipe for success as a free-standing state. It's a recipe for disaster.

When you join BDS, you work to destroy one of the world's most successful countries. We know Israel is one of the world's most successful countries because it's just been ranked among the top 25 'Best' countries in the world ("US News unveils 2016 Best Countries Rankings", 'Overall best countries ranking',, January 20, 2016). 

With BDS, the country you'll get won't be 'Best' in anything. It'll specialize instead in brutality, genocide and ethnic cleansing.

That's not a recipe for peace or prosperity. It's a recipe for war.

Don’t take my word for it. Look at what happens in the Palestinian Authority. Brutality, blood-lust and ethnic cleansing are everywhere—out in the open and in-your-face.

Unlike Israel, this new Arab state will bring no new water technologies. It will bring no new medical advances. It will bring no new high-tech solutions to old problems. It will bring hate, murder and grinding poverty.

Will you choose science or genocide? It’s your choice.

Choose wisely. Your life may depend on it.