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One third of American students believe boycotting Israel is justified and constitutes a legitimate means of applying political pressure on the Jewish State, according to a yet to be released Ipsos survey, Israel’s Channel 2 News reported. Ipsos is one of the world’s leading market research firms for hire, managed and controlled by research professionals, offering comprehensive global research programs in 87 countries.

The original Channel 2 story mistakenly assigned those statistics to the US population at large. It was later corrected.


The survey, which will be officially released in advance of an International conference on the struggle against BDS to open on Tuesday, polled a sample of 1,100 American students. It suggests that 33% find a boycott against Israel to be justified. A similar survey conducted in the UK found that 40% of the students there agree that boycotting Israel is legitimate.

The good news is that a 62% majority of US respondents believe that the BDS movement is a form of modern anti-Semitism. About 50% of Briton students also condemn the BDS as being anti-Semitic.

The anti-BDS international conference, titled, “Building Bridges and Fighting Boycotts,” is organized by Israel’s UN envoy Danny Danon, in collaboration with the World Jewish Congress, Keren Hayesod, the American Center for Law and Justice, the Anti-Defamation League, the Zionist Organization of America, Israel Bonds, StandWithUs, B’nai B’rith International, Hillel, and CAMERA. More than 1,500 are expected to participate, including students, representatives of anti-BDS organizations, Jewish American organizations, and opinion makers.


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  1. The Arabs are the kind of humans that are close to be the dogs that bite the hands that feeds them . I bet their roots are somewhere in Egypt or SArabia. They personifies the balestinian bluff ever since Israel reestablished it’s country in 1948, after a forced exile of 2000+ years the Jewish people is the only legitimate owner of Eretz Yisrael by Devine Decree and Covenant with HaShem.

  2. I hope these one third of respondents throw away their computers, cellphones, ipads and just about all their electronic devices and refuse all medical aid developed in Israel. Failure to do so reveals their hypocrisy. Any decent survey should have added a question as to what Israeli products these people use. They probably don't have a clue about what they are actually stating.

  3. Report seems to be WRONG! The polled population seems to have been UNIVERSITY STUDENTS which makes much more sense than the entire adult American population
    Why don't you wait for the actual poll to be published and factcheck instead of jumping the horse and quoting another quote without a reliable source?

    See this:

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