Archive | BDS Hoax

Burden of Proof

As some of you know, I’ve become interested in the philosophy of argumentation over the last few years, with a particular interest in the fallacies people use to try to “prove” points that can’t be demonstrated using standard techniques (such as providing accurate and relevant evidence organized into proper and logical arguments). I suppose interacting […]

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Last week, I talked about what a genuine BDS victory might look like, and how we would know when it had come about. This has become an important issue since, in most instances when the BDSers sent out a press release announcing their most recent “triumph” (certainly any one that involved boycott or divestment decisions with a […]

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Prove It!

Well things seem to be a bit quiet on Planet BDS land these days. The last big announcement I can see on the BDS Central web site has to do with the Quakers, and (as noted here), we have yet to hear from any of those crowing boycotters as to why – if their victory is so absolute […]

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Veolia – Ain’t the truth pretty?

Every now and then, someone steps up and does the legwork regarding debunking BDS claims so well that one can only stare at their work in silent admiration. But having gotten that silent moment out of the way, it’s time to praise this remarkable piece of research by the UK groups Lawyers for Israel and Christian Middle East Watch which helps […]

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TIAA CREF BDS Hoax – Motivation

While the world of modern finance can sometimes seem mind-bogglingly complex, the notion of divestment (as used by the BDS “movement” as their own middle name) is remarkably simple to understand. For “divestment” (as the BDSers use the term) is specifically a political act consisting of the decision by an institution (such as a school, church […]

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Team BDS has developed a bit of a track record with regard to discovering or anticipating economic trends, then claiming credit for business decisions that have absolutely nothing to do with their boycott and divestment efforts (or any other political issue, for that matter). Exhibit A: In 2009, Motorola’s decided to get out of a […]

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BDS is a Loser – Fini

It has certainly been fun taking apart the list of “victories” that seem to be made up primarily of BDS hoaxes and puffery. And a rundown of the actual track record of BDS failure helps put the “wind at its back” claims of the boycotters into proper perspective. But to get the best perspective on […]

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World to BDS: But you are losers!

This entry is part 3 of 5 in the series BDSFail

Continuing with our run downof why the BDSers’ claim to being non-losers may be factually challenged, it’s time to move from critiquing their claims of success to listing some BDS stories they would prefer not be discussed. While their own list of “successes” seems to break things down by B (boycott), D (divestment) and S […]

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BDS to World: “We’re Not Losers” – Part 2

This entry is part 2 of 5 in the series BDSFail

Continuing from where we left off; having run down items on the BDSer’s own list of “victories” that were either fake, outdated or simply descriptions of their own inconsequential activities, let’s move onto items that could be considered genuine wins for them. Major items in their win column include the Olympia Food Co-op, the British […]

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