BDS Campaign Against Eurovision Was A Major Success

Middle East     By Asa Winstanley         Fri., May 31, 2019

One of the primary targets of the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement over the past year was the 2019 Eurovision Song Contest that took place in Tel Aviv earlier in May. Despite the protests, the contest went ahead and, on the day, none of the acts scheduled to appear in the final pulled out.

Why, then, am I claiming that the BDS campaign actually succeeded? The short answer is media coverage. Even though it did not achieve the goal of totally isolating Eurovision Tel Aviv, or convincing the headline acts to pull out, the BDS campaign succeeded in raising a massive amount of awareness of the plight of the Palestinian people.

The main point of BDS, like other consumer boycotts, is not to make us feel good about only buying the “right” things. The aim is to make a real difference and to extend a real hand of solidarity to the people of Palestine.

That is why the BDS movement has instead focused on concentrated campaigns against two or three different brands at a time in each particular country. The Palestine Solidarity Campaign in Britain, for example, is currently focusing its efforts on HSBC due to its investments in companies that arm Israel; Puma, because of its sponsorship of the Israel Football Association; and British universities that have investments in Israel-linked companies.

The strength of BDS, and of the Palestine solidarity movement in general, is that is a genuine global grassroots campaign in which people stand together…

Another important aspect of the way that the BDS movement operates, and a major reason for its ongoing successes almost 14 years after it was formally established is simple — education. BDS is a win-win strategy, because it succeeds consistently in educating people about the violent, racist and unjustified way that Israel treats the Palestinians. It keeps the issue alive, when Israel would prefer Western audiences to look the other way.

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About ron abbass

Because of my last name, there are some who might think I'm a Muslim. I'm an older student of the bible and I regard myself as Christian-other. That is, I was baptized in a Torah-keeping assembly. I'm one who tries his best to follow Yayshua, the Messiah (Christ) by keeping the commandments, the dietary laws, the weekly Sabbath and the annual Sabbaths (Holy Days) instituted and ordained by the great I AM, the Creator-God of Israel. I reject the holidays and festivals invented by the Roman church. Truth-seeking is my present passion. Presently, I do a lot of research into the World Wars, the mass media, the Holocaust, Zionism, Health Issues, 9/11 and the power brokers who are behind the New World Order that is gradually being established mainly in the Western Nations. Many prognosticators (prophets) both secular and religious are warning us that we are living "On the Eve of Destruction" - the last days. There's a very good chance a nuclear tsunami will eventually visit many nations. Peace and blessings to all who love the truth and hate the lies.
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