What Lies Beneath the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) Campaign

An international religious leader, philosopher, award-winning author and respected moral voice, Rabbi Lord Jonathan Sacks served for 22 years as the Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the British Commonwealth. Rabbi Sacks is the author of over 30 books. His most recent work, Not in God’s Name: Confronting Religious Violence was awarded a 2015 National Jewish Book Award in America and was a top ten Sunday Times bestseller in the UK. Past works include: The Great Partnership: God, Science and the Search for Meaning, and The Dignity of Difference: How to Avoid the Clash of Civilizations, winner of the Grawemeyer Prize for Religion in 2004 for its success in defining a framework for interfaith dialogue between people of all faith and of none.

As “Israel Apartheid”  weeks begin on college campuses around the world, Rabbi Sacks has released a new whiteboard animation to explain what lies beneath the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign, why it is so dangerous, and why Jews, humanitarians of all faiths and of none, and all those who value a free society, must stand up against it. Please watch (by clicking on the image below) and share this video as widely as possible.