One-third of Americans think the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement presents a legitimate strategy against Israel, while nearly two-thirds see it as anti-Semitic, a new poll found. Details of some of the findings from a survey by Ipsos were published by Channel 2 on Monday, a day ahead of a United Nations conference about BDS against Israel.
The poll, which sampled 1,100 people across the US, found 33 percent believe boycotting Israel is legitimate. A similar survey in Britain found 40% see divestment as a legitimate measure. On the other hand, nearly two-thirds (62%) in the US, and 50% in the UK, felt that BDS movement is anti-Semitism in a modern guise. READ MORE