The exact line to which the title phrase refers reads:
“The tide of public opinion is now turning—from intimidated silence on Israeli policies that bring shame upon a country which calls itself the only democracy in the Middle East, to a growing global chorus of condemnation of Israel’s segregation of Palestinians and bullying efforts to gag critics.”
This phrase about shifting public opinion, part of a collectively written letter, does not–nor is it intended to–refer to CODZ or any one of its members but instead refers to an increasingly broad range of increasingly vocal criticism of Israeli policy and Israel’s severe mistreatment of Palestinians. Stepped up Zionist attacks on BDS and the Palestine Solidarity Movement generally are in fact a reaction to this shift in public opinion and indicate that BDS and PSM are making effective inroads against Israel’s hasbara (propaganda) campaign meant to bolster its international image in the face of growing condemnation of its horrific, murderous actions.
By the way, Zionist Israelis–including, famously, Yitzhak Rabin–have, in addition to so much other bad behavior, been calling Palestinians “dogs” for decades. Not news.