The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement suffered one of its worst public relations debacles when it pressured
the Spanish Rototom SunSplash festival to ban American Jewish musician Matisyahu.
At so many levels, the incident exposed BDS for what it is - anti-freedom, anti-Jewish, anti-just about everything we hold dear. Left twisting in the wind are leading American BDS activists like Ali Abunimah, Max Blumenthal and Joe Catron who supported the ban, even as
BDS leader Omar Barghouti ran for political cover and BDS author Ben Norton condemned the ban.
BDS defenders of the Matisyahu ban claim the ban was justified because Matisyahu is Zionist and pro-Israel.
If being Zionist and pro-Israel were justification for a ban, then BDS would be justified in banning the vast majority of Jews
from public appearances. So tell me again how BDS is not anti-Semitic?
We mentioned yesterday that the festival organizers had apologized and reinvited Matisyahu
to perform. Now the date is set, August 22, on the main stage: