Joshua Nass, a senior at Brandeis University, has scored a victory over the anti-Israel "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions" (BDS) movement, which tried to use his image to burnish their propaganda during "Israel Apartheid Week." Nass had appeared on the Fox Business Channel to represent Voices of Conservative Youth and argue against an effort by the American Studies Association to boycott Israeli universities. As he later told Algemeiner, BDS selectively edited his remarks in their own video to make it appear as if he supported such boycotts.
In early January, Nass had the following exchange with Fox Business Network's Stuart Varney:
Varney: Now, I understand that this is a big deal in Europe--thy'v been part of this boycott for a long, long time.
Varney: But this is the first time I've seen it come to America.
Varney: ...I'm just astonished that 5,000 American academics should vote to boycott Israel. I mean, I find that absolutely incomprehensible.
Nass: It is astounding.
Varney: It is the only democracy of any sort in the Middle East, by a long way...