Taking on BDS

Some pro-Israel scholars and activists seek to expose the blatant double standards at the heart of the global boycott Israel movement.

July 8, 2015 17:53
Anti-Israel activist Antony Lowenstein

Anti-Israel activist Antony Lowenstein. (photo credit: COURTESY ANTONY LOWENSTEIN)

One fine day recently, Ami Horowitz, a Jewish-American filmmaker from New York best known for his satirical, guerrilla journalism- style videos aimed at exposing the hypocrisy of anti-Israel activism, packed his bags and hopped on a plane to Ireland.

His mission: to see what local supporters of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement were up to in a European heartland of the global anti-Israel campaign that seeks to isolate the Jewish state politically, economically and culturally.


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