The BDS movement clearly has a lot of time on their hands. Their latest move was to intimidate the University of New South Wales in Australia to prevent a small Max Brenner chocolate store from opening up on campus. Who would have thought that a small chocolate store on the BDS agenda to boycott on campus could move the Australian Prime Minister, Julia Gillard to announce her official policy and stand on the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. “This campaign does not serve the cause of peace and diplomacy for agreement on a two-state solution between Israel and Palestine,” she said
It seems in the Alice in wonderland of the BDS world, the boycotters believe that every new store that opens are owned by Israelis. Max Brenner chocolate chain’s management claims that it is Australian owned and operated. The whole saga reminds me about the book written by Roald Dahl called Charlie and the chocolate factory. The BDS shares their recipes of propaganda around the world through the internet and with no organised Headquarters, the activist on the ground are left to their own devices to research and decide which stores to boycott and which not. So I can imagine that every now and again, they unlock the wrong BDS secret in the Willy Wonka and they are introduced to Oompa Loompas, from Loompaland.
The plot thickens, the BDS activist used a facebook page to also promote Holocaust denial material and to promote anti semetic statements. It shows that the campaign hidden agenda has very little to do with chocolate and a whole lot more with blatant hate and political spin.