The anti-Israel movement's use of Holocaust analogies to demonize Israel and Israelis has proliferated in recent years. Many events organized by anti-Israel groups across the United States compare Israelis to Nazis, describe Gaza as the "new Warsaw Ghetto" or a "concentration camp" and call for the reappropriation of the slogan "Never Again" for the Palestinian people.
There are hundreds of anti-Israel groups operating in the United States today. ADL has identified ten of those groups as the "worst of the worst." They lob any and every accusation against Israel – including charges of Nazi-like crimes, apartheid policies, ethnic cleansing, war crimes and genocide – in an effort to liken Israel to the world’s true past and present evils.
Friends of Sabeel – North America (FOSNA) is the U.S.-based affiliate of the Sabeel Ecumenical Liberation Theology Center, a Palestinian Christian organization based in Jerusalem. FOSNA serves as the “voice for Palestinian Christians” against Israel’s policies and has been a driving force behind various Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaigns against Israel, including those initiated by mainline Protestant churches in the U.S.
There was a flurry of anti-Israel activity in the 2011-2012 academic year, including a renewed Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel; academic department sponsorship of anti-Israel events; pinkwashing accusations; coalition-building with minority groups and anti-Semitism in the context of anti-Israel activity.