The Financial Times again channels its inner Electronic Intifada

British media reports about BDS often follow a familiar pattern.

First, they misleadingly characterize the movement as progressive, peaceful and merely focused on ending the occupation.  Then, they prominently feature – and fail to critically examine – claims of victory made by BDS activists. Finally, they either downplay or completely ignore all counter evidence – statistics and other examples indicating that the boycott movement is not even minimally achieving its objectives. 

The Financial Times (FT) – the British equivalent of the Wall Street Journal, which largely focuses on international business and economic news – is among those publications which follow this tendentious, propagandistic formula, one more befitting Electronic Intifada than a “serious” news site.

A recent article at FT (Israel, a new kind of war, June 12) by their Jerusalem correspondent John Reed begins with the following mischaracterization of the BDS movement:

Though a decade old, BDS’s message — that

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