In recent years the call for Boycotting Israel has grown.
BDS campaigns have had little success on the ground, but their effectiveness rests on their ability to penetrate public political discourse and blur the line between legitimate criticism of Israel and Israel itself. Israeli products, companies doing business with Israel, are accused by NGOs of being involved in war crimes or other alleged illegal activities.
By boycotting products and culture, scientists and BDS activists are encouraging others not to buy Israeli products and to advertise them in stores.
Artists, musicians, authors, and academics write to ask colleagues that they not perform with or collaborate with an Israeli institution