Yet in the past year, Israel's allies have achieved a relative degree of success in containing "total" bds efforts.
bds is an easy campaign to jump on board with, not least because it requires you to do absolutely nothing.
In fact, those who support bds against Israel have somewhat similar aims as those who supported bds in South Africa.
Turning the bds movement into an issue of academic freedom is deeply misguided and counter-productive for Israel.
We asked Alex Kane about bds because Alex Kane writes about bds, and he knows it well.
It suggests that the fear of bds is spreading like an inkblot to anybody who might talk about bds.
Indeed, many who endorse the bds movement are in favor of replacing the Jewish state with a secular Palestinian state.
Certainly one can disagree about the utility or efficacy of bds as a tactic.
But the voters failed to take into account the true nature of bds.
Prof. Dershowitz opposes the bds advocate on one extreme and the radical settler zealot on the other.