Do you wonder why Benjamin Netanyahu is declaring war on BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions), and Sheldon Adelson and Haim Saban are holding a secret Las Vegas conference to fight it, and Yair Lapid is saying that the people behind BDS plotted 9/11, and Ari Shavit is calling the movement “evil and sophisticated”? 

Read below to see why

Netanyahu's declaration of war on BDS is its first major victory ...

Netanyahu’s declaration of war on BDS is its first major victory …

BDS could cost Israel $4.7 billion a year

By James North

Well, here’s why. The Financial Times has published a big, and somewhat balanced, article on the rapid rise of BDS that includes two stunning financial numbers showing how powerful the nonviolent movement for justice in Israel/Palestine is becoming.

The most important information is deep inside the FT article:

However, there are signs that Israel’s disquiet over BDS is genuine. This week an Israeli financial newspaper covered a leaked government report estimating that BDS could cost Israel’s economy $1.4bn a year. The estimate included lower exports from the settlements in keeping with the EU’s plans to begin labelling goods made there — not part of the BDS movement, although many Israelis lump the two things together. The Rand Corporation, the US think-tank, says the costs could be more than three times higher: $47bn over 10 years.

This is the true story of BDS. It’s having a giant impact. CNN covered that Rand study the other day — a $15 billion hit from BDS, largely because of its success in Europe — but the same day the New York Times runs a piece on the French telecom denying it supports BDS, and there’s not a word in the NY Times article about either the Rand study or the the leaked Israeli government figures. (Jodi Rudoren did write about the Rand study back on June 8, but somehow found its $47 billion cost-of-BDS estimate unworthy of mention.)  Rudoren’s slanted coverage of BDS — reporting on the Orange surrender, while leaving out the dangerous billion-dollar-numbers that created a stir in Israeli and other media — proves once again that there is no daylight between her “reporting” and Hasbara Central.


  1. DDearborn said,

    June 15, 2015 at 16:26


    Anyone suggesting that the Western Main stream media is in any way shape or form biased against Israel needs their head examined. OF course there are exceptions. But they are very few and very far between. And when ever they do manage to crop up the MSM has them bracketed with articles countering anything they might say.

  2. Watrbufalo said,

    June 15, 2015 at 18:23

    I don’t know why Isreal should worry. All they will need to do is cry about the loss of revenues and the US government will make up the difference.

  3. Edward Huguenin said,

    June 15, 2015 at 21:20

    This is a man has committed so many atrocities against the Palestinian people as he stole their lands he has been forced to try and cover up his war crimes, crimes against humanity and genocide by actually petitioned the international court to redefine the definitions. Such an act of desperation is a clear admission of guilt by him and the State of Israel. It also begs the question; if by some odd quirk of fate he got those changes, would they not also mean that the suffering of the Jews was no longer legally defined as such either? Or is NutenYahoo assuming that such changes would only apply when Israel is doing them to Muslims and Christians?

    It is a sad and bitter irony indeed that perhaps the most dangerous, vicious, evil and vile criminal leader in the Middle East wasn’t from Iraq, or Libya, but in fact from Israel. Clearly so much of the violence and hatred and terrorism is a direct result of the crimes and atrocities committed by Israel. It would have been far better to have removed the nuclear weapons from Israel in 2001 and forced Israel back to the Pre1967 borders as mandated by international law instead of destroying 2/3’s of the entire Middle East killing millions, turning 10’s of millions into refugees, reducing entire cities to rubble, spending more than 7 Trillion dollars. The world in general and America in particular would have become a far better place than it is today.

  4. DDearborn said,

    June 15, 2015 at 22:23


    Your comments were clear, succinct and right on the money. Far better than my ramblings on the subject. Well said.

  5. joekano76 said,

    June 16, 2015 at 00:13

    Reblogged this on TheFlippinTruth.

  6. Observadora said,

    June 19, 2015 at 20:27

    Alert for possible Israeli inspired infiltration of institutions that support the economic boycotts (U.S. churches, colleges) with elements who prepare scenarios to create “discrimination” publicity and compensation law suits.

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