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In Europe, support for the anti-Israel BDS campaign is the highest in Belgium, survey shows

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Across all the countries surveyed – except for South Africa – support for the BDS campaign against Israel was found to be extremely low. In most European countries, support for the boycott of Israel was less than 15 percent.

 

NEW YORK—In Europe, support for the campaign of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against the State of Israel is the highest in Belgium where 18 percent said they supported BDS  and in Denmark, Sweden and the U.K., where support for the boycott hovered around 15 percent.

These figures appear in the latest Anti-Defamation League (ADL) ‘’Global 100: An Index of Anti-Semitism’’ released on Thursday.

The poll of 18 countries, which is part of the ADL Global 100: An Index of Anti-Semitism, was fielded between April and June 2019 in Eastern and Western Europe, Canada, South Africa, Argentina and Brazil. European and other countries with significant Jewish populations were selected for the 2019 survey.

Across all the countries surveyed – except for South Africa – support for the BDS campaign against Israel was found to be extremely low. In most European countries, support for the boycott of Israel was less than 15 percent.

In South Africa, where divestment and boycotts were used against the apartheid-era government, 38 percent of the population supports the BDS campaign against Israel.

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