FOA rejects Gove’s conflation of BDS with antisemitism

March 9, 2022 /

FOA condemns in the strongest possible terms Michael Gove’s conflation of BDS with antisemitism in the House of Commons earlier this week.

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement (BDS) is a peaceful method to stand up for Palestinian rights. It is inspired by the movement that helped end apartheid in South Africa.

BDS is also the method of choice against Russia for its illegal occupation of Ukraine. Gove’s weaponising of BDS as antisemitic represents the latest attempt by this government to shut down legitimate criticism of the apartheid state of Israel.