In an October 2015 essay on BDS in the Jewish Journal of Greater Los Angeles, distinguished historian and UCLA chair of Jewish Studies David N. Myers offered that not all Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) supporters are anti-Semitic, but some indeed are.
He found the single-minded focus by BDS on Israel in a world filled with numerous radical aggressions against human rights deeply troubling. ISIS? Syria? Russia? He also argued it’s not enough to fight BDS but opponents of BDS must also fight the ongoing Israeli occupation. “We need a new campaign,” he wrote, “ that makes clear that we stand with Israel and its right to exist, but can no longer tolerate the occupation and settlement-building.”