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Taking the fight against BDS to social media
Do you feel like online incitement against Israel is only increasing? Would you like to join the fight against the BDS movement? The Strategic Affairs Ministry, Yedioth Ahronoth and Ynet are joining forces to introduce readers to the organizations fighting against the boycott movement. This is how you could help in the fight for Israel's image.
A caricature of a giant foot belonging to an IDF soldier, boorishly stomping on the body of a Palestinian, has been making the rounds on social media over the past month, gaining popularity and traction. This is just one example of the raging incitement against Israel courtesy of the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement (BDS).

 

 

In March 2016, Yedioth Ahronoth and Ynet held a conference on combating BDS at the International Convention Center in Jerusalem. The conference sparked a public debate about the false accusations made against Israel in the international media.

 

US Ambassador to the US Nikki Haley speaks against BDS

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It appears, however, that in the year that has passed, the boycott movement's main base of operations in their campaign to delegitimize Israel has moved to social media, and new tools are required.


Fighting BDS: A pro-Israel rally in Stockholm.
Fighting BDS: A pro-Israel rally in Stockholm.
 

Just recently, for example, anti-Semitic caricatures made the rounds on social media, displaying a bloodied Star of David, IDF soldiers planting knives next to dead Palestinians (an allegation that Israel stages stabbing attacks), and one of a man carrying a tombstone that reads: "Israel is the real terrorist." Some of these posts received hundreds of shares on social media.

 

Caricatures inciting against Israel on Facebook
Caricatures inciting against Israel on Facebook

 

After the premiere of Wonder Woman, starring Israeli actress Gal Gadot, social media was flooded with calls to boycott the movie, because Gadot is "a former soldier of Zionist terrorism."

 

A BDS protest against Israel
A BDS protest against Israel

 

To combat this, the Strategic Affairs Ministry, Yedioth Ahronoth and Ynet are joining forces to raise awareness of the global fight against the BDS movement and the ways in which everyone could take part.

 

A bus ad in California calling to boycott Israel.
A bus ad in California calling to boycott Israel.

 

In the coming weeks, we will publish a series of articles featuring different organizations in Israel and abroad who are fighting back against the boycott movement, among them students and high-school kids who spend their free time working to improve Israel's image on social media and organizations that fight against the wild incitement against Israel in academic institutions around the world.

 

Do you want to be a part of the fight for Israel's image? Go to 4IL , where you will find videos, caricatures and articles exposing the lies of BDS. You can also download the Act.il app (Apple Store Google Play ), where you will find daily tasks to help Israel on social media.  

 

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