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General News    H3'ed 3/6/17

BDS Movement Backfires, Deals Blow to Thousands of Palestinians

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Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction - Western supporters may be making things worse for those they are trying to help.
Israel - Boycott, divest, sanction - Western supporters may be making things worse for those they are trying to help.
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Boycotting Israel leads to Palestinian unemployment.

The Israeli owners of the company were not the ones trying to shut the factory down. It was not the Israeli government either. The call to action came from the United States, where—for over a decade, on dozens of college campuses every year—anti-Israel students and professors have pressured universities to cease working with companies that operate in Israel.

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