The core problem in the Israeli-Palestinian dispute is not “the occupation” of Judea and Samaria (the “West Bank”) or the lawful Israeli military blockade of Gaza to keep out Iranian armaments.

The problem, to which the Western world is just waking up, is the pervasive top-down and bottom-up incitement against Jews and Israel in Palestinian society in which even the youngest children are taught to hate Jews and to kill Jews by whatever means possible, including stabbing, shooting and ramming with cars:

We have highlighted this problem for years, including these recent posts:

MEMRI has another recent example, Terror Show at a Gaza Kindergarten Graduation Ceremony; Islamic Jihad Leader to Israelis: We Are Not Terrorists, Don’t Force Us to Kill You, as reported below by Israeli TV (h/t @RedsWhinez Twitter):

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement is a key part of this incitement, as it opposing any “normalization” between Israeli and Palestinian or other Arab youth:

Who could be against Israeli and Arab students learning to interact without guns or threat? Who would think fostering mutual understanding in the younger generation is a bad thing?

Who would boycott such a peaceful and peace-promoting project which is what the UCC claimed was its goal?

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, that’s who.

As we reported in 2014, BDS Movement boycotts online peace discussions among Israeli and Arab youth:

One of the many big lies of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement, and its supporters on campus, is that it wants peace. In fact, it wants war by other means, boycotts of various stripes to destroy Israel.

The BDS fight against such peaceful gatherings of Israeli and Arab youth did not start in 2014. That BDS war against “normalization” started almost from the moment YaLa Young Leaders Conference was launched….

Any movement that calls itself pro-peace cannot be against peaceful reconciliation among young people.

But BDS is not a peace movement. It is war by other means, something its leadership and media sycophants understand quite well.

Boycott of YaLa

Palestinian incitement and the BDS movement, a deadly combination. It’s time to condemn both.