Better definition for BDS is Boycott, Discriminate and Segregate

Posted on January 5, 2017 in Melman in the Media, Melman Research |

Originally published at the Los Angles Times on 12-27-16

To the editor: Saltzberg offers a much-needed offensive strategy to defeat the immoral BDS campaign against Israel on college campuses.

I suggest we build on that strategy. The BDS campaign is itself a human rights violator that seeks to silence the voices of all who dare to disagree with its political agenda. It singles out the Jewish state for discrimination, something that would not be tolerated against any other ethnic minority. 

It’s time not just to render the acronym meaningless but also to redefine it. A more accurate definition of the acronym BDS is boycott, discriminate and segregate. 

Israel’s detractors don’t own the alphabet. Let’s seize the day.

Lana Melman, Los Angeles

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