Earlier, Stand for Israel reported to you on the legal actions Israeli Ambassador Danny Danon threatened against the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. However, Algemeiner's Barney Breen-Portnoy reports that legal expert and friend of Israel Alan Dershowitz says that legal action is not enough, and that education and information are most important when combating BDS:
While BDS activists have failed to get American educational institutions to boycott the Jewish state, they are succeeding in “miseducating a generation of future leaders” about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, internationally renowned legal expert Alan Dershowitz warned on Wednesday.
“Lawsuits and legislation are not enough,” Dershowitz said, during an anti-BDS conference hosted by Israeli Ambassador to the UN Danny Danon at the global intergovernmental organization’s New York City headquarters. “We have to increase our advocacy in the court of public opinion. We have to make sure that on every college campus, every claim made by BDS is refuted — on social media and by professors…We are losing the campaign for the minds and hearts of the college students today, while winning the campaign against the actual BDS program...”
“It will not be enough to win our war against BDS in the courts of law; we must also win it in the courts of public opinion,” Dershowitz emphasized...
“Their slogan is, ‘Palestine will be free, from the river to the sea,’” he said. “They want to see an end to the nation-state of the Jewish people. They will be satisfied with nothing less..."