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New York Times Ad Slams BDS

An ad placed in the New York Times on Wednesday accused BDS supporters of contributing to anti-Semitism worldwide.
By Rachel Hirshfeld
First Publish: 4/27/2012, 10:38 AM

Anti-Israel protest (illustrative)
Anti-Israel protest (illustrative)
Israel news photo: Flash 90

American conservative writer and advocate, David Horowitz, placed an advertisement in the New York Times on Wednesday, accusing supporters of the Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) movement of contributing to anti-Semitism worldwide.

“The Holocaust began with boycotts of Jewish stores and ended with death camps,” the ad begins. “The calls for a new Holocaust can be heard throughout the Middle East and Europe as well.”

It also references Mohammed Merah, the terrorist who killed 4 people at a Jewish school in Toulouse, France last month, claiming that “ancient blood libels” supported by the BDS movement contributed to the murders.

“…it is time for supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) to ask themselves what they did to contribute to the atmosphere of hate that spawned these and other murders of Jews,” the ad reads.

The advertisement ends by identifying BDS supporters, including leading American academics who David Horowitz says “use literature in classes to attack Israel."

The David Horowitz Freedom Center, which aims at combating the efforts of the radical left and its Islamist allies to destroy American values and the State of Israel, has created a library of books and pamphlets that provide insight into how to best contend with the indoctrinations and political harassment that have become prevalent on university campuses and in academic circles.