Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

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Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, (BDS) are the triple threat, typically by liberal politicians, academia and businesses, against the State of Israel. It is based on the steps taken to address racial segregation policies in South Africa in the 1970s. BDS is proposed as a punishment for Israel not caving to Palestinian demands. In general, the "BDS movement" has politicized the debate within the United States regarding the United States' role in bringing peace to that region.

Obama ordered labelling of Israel products made in the West Bank as not made in Israel. A move welcomed by BDS activists and follows similar moves by European leftists.