APN today released new policy language on the recently increasing growing public criticism of Israel, including the
efforts to boycott Israel, divest from it and sanction it (known as the BDS movement). The purpose of the new
document is to clarify the often foggy discussion over this issue in America's pro-Israel community and to make
clear what APN supports and opposes. the full text of the policy is included after the break.
APN on the BDS movement and Criticism of Israel
In the context of surging efforts to promote - and block - boycott/divestment/sanctions efforts, and in the context
of a serious debate within Israel and the Jewish community about how to deal with growing international criticism
of Israel, we believe it is important to make clear what we do, and do not, support.