The Ideological Foundations of the Boycott Campaign Against Israel

By Ben Cohen

American Jewish Committee (AJC), September 2007

The author looks at the ideological basis for the recent boycott of Israel. He states that this boycott has concentrated on two interrelated issues: the thematic overlap between anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism and the emergence of the left as the principal driver of anti-Zionist discourse in Western democracies. He argues that what needs to be interrogated is the set of ideas that underlie the boycott movement as well as their appeal, both actual and potential.

Topic: Political Behavior, Community Relations, Ideology, BDS, Politics, Zionism

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Genre: Report

Coverage: Israel

Language: English

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Cohen, Ben. The Ideological Foundations of the Boycott Campaign Against Israel. American Jewish Committee (AJC). September 2007:


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