The BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions — as were once applied to South Africa) movement is centered in Europe, but is gaining traction elsewhere. It is aimed at sanctioning Israel economically for its treatment of Palestinians treatment. That treatment is in clear violation of the Geneva Conventions and UN resolutions. Think about it: If Russia was treating Ukrainians like Israelis are treating Palestinians, we would be howling a lot louder than is now the case. Coming on top of our growing differences with the EU over the Ukraine, introducing new conflicts with the EU in the form of economic sanctions aimed at the EU for pursing the same types of sanctions we pursue elsewhere is both hypocritical and dysfunctional … to put it charitably.