I’ve been following this on University campuses for 7 or 8 years, in the form of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.
If you are are familiar with what this group is about, say if you were a Palestinian, you fully get the picture or like Ilhan Omar who fully gets it. AOC only knows it is supported by the DSA (who she identifies with) and doesn’t have a deep understanding but basically it’s about Israelis being the oppressors and the Palestinians being oppressed.
Of course the situation is a lot more complicated and there are two sides to every story. If you haven’t heard of the BDS or this is the first time, I’ll post some articles as they come up from time to time, what they are pushing is pretty clear.
Basically the BDS movement is trying to get everyone to treat Israel as a pariah state similar to how South Africa was treated for apartheid boycotting their goods and services. To reach that conclusion you need to go with a very one sided version of events and interpretations in a complex situation and even then there are those who suspect BDS movements true goal is the elimination of Israel itself. As indicated by the chanting of “From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” by the Democratic Socialists of America.
From the wiki article I linked to you will note many countries and States in the US have denounced the BDS movement. Also from wiki
Seeing similarities, or exact identification, between BDS and historical acts of discrimination against Jewish minorities, such as historic antisemitic boycotts such as the Nazi boycott of Jewish businesses.
In fact, I can go look if you like but there has been a rise in hate crimes against the Jewish community, a couple of stations tried to blame that on Trump and White Nationalism until it was pointed out to them that the normalization and hatred of the Jewish community is coming from groups like BDS.