The Spider Web: The Roots of BDS and the Campaign to Delegitimize Israel – by Ehud Rosen


Many of the actions, demonstrations, and riots against Israel that took place around the world were pre-coordinated, aiming to create the impression of a wide, global mobilization that was not really there.


Furthermore, in many instances, the same individuals and groups have been active in a range of campaigns. This means that while anti-Israel and anti-Semitic sentiments are growing, the number of their instigators is gradually becoming smaller. Yet these instigators are simultaneously becoming more focused and professional and of course funded for the sole purpose of delegitimizing Israel. In many instances, state actors fund them behind the scenes to act as proxies to promote their various interests and goals.


This book is a brief analysis of the components of the campaign; the motivations behind their agitation, and their working methods.