On March 10, Macdonald penned a column on CBC Opinion entitled: “Anti-BDS laws are more than words. They are a legal attempt to punish a passive act” where Macdonald erroneously wrote the following:
Contrary to Macdonald’s claims, Israel doesn’t block foreign food aid to Gaza. It enforces a UN-approved legal maritime blockade of Gaza as Hamas transfers weaponry to Palestinian terrorists. Israel regularly transfers thousands of tonnes of food aid on a weekly basis to Gazans. The aid just has to be screened for security reasons by Israel.