U.S. Jews Support BDS Movement
Tue, 03/15/2011
BDS, BVD, whatever: Most American Jews haven’t been de-briefed on Mideast  lingo.
BDS, BVD, whatever: Most American Jews haven’t been de-briefed on Mideast lingo.

A new and alarming AJC poll shows that 92 percent of American Jews support the BDS movement, sending worried communal officials into a tizzy.

BDS stands for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions and represents a serious threat to the State of Israel.

Prof. Steven M. Cohen, though, urged Jewish leaders not to panic, pointing out that most of those polled believed that BDS was a men’s underwear company, and thought they were supporting movement within the briefs.

“This reveals the level of Mideast awareness within American Jewry,” said Cohen, who pledged to launch a detailed study on the relationship between U.S. Jews and their undergarments, with an emphasis on the attitudes of young Jews in their 20s and 30s who, Cohen, fears are becoming more distant from their skivvies.