Project Enlists Lone IDF Soldiers to Combat Boycott Israel Movement

GOLAN HEIGHTS - FEBRUARY 21: In this photo provided by the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) army paratroopers take part in a major military exercise February 21, 2007 in the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War. IDF Chief of Staff Gabi Ashkenazi said that …
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The Algemeiner reports: A new initiative is enlisting Israel Defense Forces lone soldiers (those without immediate family members in the country) as volunteers to combat the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in North America and Europe.

The Gideon Project — headed by the Reservists at the Front organization and the Lone Soldier Center — is self-described as a “challenging and unique Zionist mission, on the front lines of the fight against hate organizations.”

Within the project’s framework, the lone soldiers will deliver lectures on college campuses, in which they will underscore the Palestinian Authority’s human rights violations against its own people. The soldiers plan to confront audiences with the argument that supporting the PA encourages oppression, abuse and acts of retaliation against Palestinian civilians.

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