New York Governor Andrew Cuomo says his state will boycott any group that backs the BDS movement. BDS, which stands for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, advocates for Palestinian human rights and opposes the illegal Israeli occupation. But is he really boycotting free speech?
BDS, the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement targeting Israel, has gained momentum across American college campuses. In response, anti-BDS efforts have also intensified. Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is preparing an “offensive” against boycott efforts, while American casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson convened an emergency summit in Las Vegas to raise money to fight BDS. But can BDS be stopped? Dena Takruri explains.