Delegitimizing Solidarity: Israel Smears Palestine Advocacy as Anti-Semitic
Ben White – Journal of Palestine Studies
An interesting and well researched article from the Journal of Palestine Studies, that sheds light on the tactics used to delegitmize Palestinian advocacy and the lengths that have been taken to battle campaigns such as BDS. For example, the establishment of GONGO’s and organisations such as NGO Monitor.
“Steinberg had found his niche. That year, he founded NGO Monitor, initially run from the Institute of Contemporary Affairs within the well-known right-wing Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs (JCPA).”
The reach of these efforts is quite extraordinary and include lawsuits in countries outside of Israel.
”Shurat HaDin’s efforts are deployed through a plethora of lawsuits, including one in 2011 (that “went nowhere”) claiming that Carter [former President of the US] had “defrauded consumers” with Palestine: Peace Not Apartheid and another against a pro-BDS Australian academic on the grounds that he was “in breach of the country’s anti-racism laws” (the case was dismissed by the Federal Court of Australia).”