But I would even take the argument one step further. In my view, the BDS movement is anti-Semitic in that it has focused entirely and exclusively on the civil rights abuses of Israel. Granted, Israel has been guilty of human rights abuses of Arabs living in Gaza and the West Bank. Some of these abuses have been in response to the unrelenting suicide bombings and terrorist acts of Arabs against Israeli civilians as well as the continuing rocket attacks into Israel. On the other hand, what about the much greater and more bloody abuses in any number of other countries? The highly-respected human rights watchdog organization, Maplecroft, has evaluated 197 countries on various human rights violations and had classified 20 countries as having an extreme human rights risk in 2008. That number has since risen to 34. Of the countries with a high risk of violations, Syria, Egypt, Libya, Mali and Guinea-Bissau have seen the worst deterioration of their human rights situation, according to the organization.