Reader adds to recent OP-ED by Dan Diker

Dear Editor:

Dan Diker’s OP-ED: The BDS-BLM alignment: Implications for Israel and Diaspora Jewry does a very good job of explaining the challenges presented to Jews and Zionists by proponents of the Boycott, Divest, and Sanction movement as well as by some proponents of the Black Lives Matter movement.

However, it did little to educate your readers about finding the information needed to refute anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist accusations often expressed by Israel’s enemies. I would like to suggest some good sources of information. 

Against the charge of ethnic cleansing of Palestinians by Israel

http://fathomjournal.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/Has-Israel-damaged-Palestinian-health

Against the charge that American police have learned brutal tactics from Israeli police

https://www.jta.org/2020/07/20/united-states/more-than-1000-senior-us-police-officers-have-visited-israel-heres-what-they-learn-from-israels-police-force-and-why-its-controversial/ 

Against the claim that BDS is a non-violent movement opposing Israeli exploitation of Palestinian workers

https://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/bds-in-their-own-words

https://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/palestinians-prefer-to-work-for-israeli-employers-they-may-be-hurt-most-by-the-uns-black-list/2020/02/16/

Against the charge that Palestinians have no alternative other than violence to bring about the establishment of a Palestinian state

https://campus.zoa.org/myth/myth-israel-does-not-want-peace-with-the-palestinian-arabs/

There are also several websites which regularly report on Israel and her interactions with the Palestinians and her other Arab neighbors, such as:

www.camera.org

https://honestreporting.com/

https://www.factsandlogic.org/

 

Toby F. Block

Atlanta, GA 

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