From Zahra Billoo , Executive Director for the San Francisco Bay Area Council for American Islamic relations (CAIR) ;
is incredibly disappointed that under @JerryBrownGov's leadership, CA is moving exactly opposite of #BDS and working with #ApartheidIsrael.
— Zahra Billoo (@ZahraBilloo) March 6, 2014
Thats a massive admission of BDS fail.
As is this:
Senior Israeli government officials recently asserted that despite calls for the boycotting of Israel in Europe and the United States, investment rates, exports and the Jewish state’s hi-tech industry have been unaffected, Israeli daily Ma’ariv reported on Thursday.After 13 years of Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions, tourism in Israel is at record levels, the economy is booming, and A -list stars and recording artists are flocking to Israel.
Furthermore, the international anti-Israel BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement has suffered a number of setbacks over the last few weeks, Ma’ariv said.
Europe’s largest student organization announced this week that it opposes the boycotting of any Israeli products, including those produced in disputed territories situated over the Green Line.
Other blows to the global effort to delegitimize Israel include the England’s Supreme Court ruling a few weeks ago that the economic activity of businesses located over the Green Line does not violate international law. A court in France issued a similar ruling and at the same time, two European Union leaders – German Chancellor Angela Merkel and European Parliament President Martin Schulz – announced their opposition to the boycott of Israel.
Life is good