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Straight Facts Volume #17

The latest intsallment of hasbarah-related information

March 05, 2018

March is IAW (Israel Apartheid Week) a global hate-fest of Israel bashing that makes its way on to University campuses around the world during the month of March. The central charge against the Jewish state is that it is an Apartheid state.

To help prepare your communities, I have compiled a list of useful resources about BDS and arguments to combat their accusations that you can share with your Federations and friends.

Please share the links and YouTube links to all of your social media so that we can get the right narrative out as far and wide as possible.

Unmasking BDS – The Jerusalem Centre for Public Affairs

This in-depth book, compiled by Dr Dan Diker of the Jerusalem centre for Public Affairs, looks at BDS from all perspectives. Easy to download, this resource is fast becoming the “go to” book for anyone involved in


The Knesset Sessions

Last week a special session was convened at the Knesset called “Aparthout – debunking the Apartheid comparison and featured experts such as Dan Diker, Mayor Gabe Groisman, Luba Mayekiso from South Africa and a visiting member of the ANC. Note – most of it is in Hebrew.


UN delegates shocked as Palestinian exposes PLO human rights abuse

The United Nations is a hotbed of anti-Israel activity so imagine their surprise when Mosab Hasan Yousef (also known as the “Son of Hamas”) schooled representatives about the human rights abuses committed by Palestinians. You can view it here:

BDS Toolkit – What you need to know:

Here is a link to a concise toolkit that is super easy to use:


The Apartheid Slander Fact Sheet:

Point by pint facts that make it easy to explain what Apartheid was and to counter some of the accusations made against the State of Israel:


How to answer questions on African Migrants:

The issue of illegal African migrants in Israel is a very difficult one but today, no country is without its own immigration issues. Why is the spotlight only on Israel? Unfortunately, this is an issue that many of Israel’s detractors on campus and in the media are using as ammunition during IAW. Here are pints to counter their arguments:



BDS and like-minded organisations are terrified of any normalization of ties and relations between Israel and the Palestinians. Here are some of the arguments that you can use to expose this:


Hear their voices:

Don’t just take our word for it – hear from voices across the globe as to why Israelis NOT an Apartheid state.

Africans for Peace:

Hear from former BDS supporters from South Africa who went to Israel to see the situation for themselves and returned with a very different perspective:


One of Israel’s finest diplomat’s – George Deek, speaks:

George Deek is a diplomat, working at the International Law department at the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He served as the Deputy Chief of Mission at the Embassy of Israel in Norway between July 2012 and January 2015, where he also served as Chargé d'Affaires between February and September 2014.


An Israeli-Arab Zionist Muslim?

Can you be a Muslim Zionist? Sarah Zoabi is proud to be both a devout Muslim woman – and a Zionist. Zoabi is one of the most passionate advocates for Israel:


Olga Meshoe Washington explains why Israel is not an Apartheid sate:

The extraordinary Olga Meshoe, director of DEISI (Defend Embrace Invest Support Israel) and daughter explains exactly why Israel is not an Apartheid state:


The Israel Collective

How do South African victims of Apartheid feels when Israel is called an Apartheid state? These answers may surprise you!


Would you like to submit an article for inclusion in Straight Facts? All languages are welcome! Email Rolene Marks, World WIZO Executive: Public Diplomacy & Hasbara


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