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February 04, 2014

Divest This' Panic-Driven Response to Omar Barghouti


The excellent Divest This! blog is back in business after an extended hiatus, and it wastes no time in cutting down Omar Barghouti's grandiose visions of BDS success, most recently expressed in The New York Times.

Divest This! observes:

As the leader of a “movement� that has accomplished next to nothing in close to fifteen years, Omar Barghouti seems to have developed special vision powers (perhaps learned while studying at an Israeli school he insists everyone in the world but he should boycott). These powers allow him to see panic-stricken Israeli supporters on all sides that quiver in perpetual fear of BDS’s explosive growth that always seems to arrive in the form of a damp squib.

Barghouti’s latest New York Times piece (paired with a “rebuttal� by Hirsh Goodman which declares Israel to be guilty, but urges something other than boycotting as a punishment – great diversity of opinion Grey Lady!) demonstrates all the rhetoric ticks that give BDS staying power despite lack of concrete victory (incidental or otherwise).

Thus 16% of the American Studies Association’s membership voting for an academic boycott is a “landslide vote� while the stunning backlash against the boycott from across the academy goes unmentioned. Or perhaps that is just part of the panicked response of Israeli supporters? (Keep in mind that in the heads-I-win-tails-you-lose world of BDS, both the BDSers own activity and the overwhelmingly negative response it generates counts as a victories for them.)

Then you’ve got odd-hand quotes from people like Secretary of State John Kerry treated like official policy, without mentioning actual US policy which has been to reject and condemn boycott and divestment (as well as enforce anti-boycott legislation implemented by that Zionist stooge Jimmy Carter in the 1970s).

Mix in two parts Apartheid accusations, a sprinkling of “non-violence� and “we can’t be anti-Semitic because we’re anti-racists� and voila: the rhetorical magic that seems to have kept Mr. Barghouti on top of a movement willing to fly him around the planet, despite his inability to get anything bigger than a student council to do his bidding (and even then, only barely). . . .

In fact, it has been the failure of BDS to achieve its goals at the level of civil society that has helped de-legitimize the entire de-legitimization movement, which is why the boycotters have to resort to badgering a film star about which soft drink she endorses in order to get anyone’s attention (ignoring the fact that the planet has already decided to flip them the bird by stocking up on Zionist bubbles and flavor).

Posted by TS at February 4, 2014 08:03 AM


Two-State Solution has already been implemented
In compliance with the 1920 League of Nations Resolution, two-state solution was implemented in 1922 when british administration of occupied Israel allocated more than 70% of Israel territory to palestinian arabs and created Transjordan (now Jordan) where today over 90 percent of the population identify themselves as Palestinian Arabs. Every party, including UN, EU, US, etc., must respect League of Nations Resolutions, adopted and accepted by UN in 1945. Therefore, all so called "palestinians" must be relocated there. Enough stealing Israel land. Britain and Jordan must compensate Israel for stolen land and natural resources.
True History of Fake "palestinians"
The highest ranking Soviet bloc defector, KGB Major General Ion Mihai Pacepa, in his documentary book "Red Horizons" rote:
"The peace process is, and has from the outset, been nothing but a charade. It all started with the creation of a fictitious "Palestinian People" who allegedly demand political self determination. This collective noun was created by the Soviet disinformation masters in 1964 when they created the Palestinian Liberation Organization, the "PLO". The term "Palestinian People" as a descriptive of Arabs in Palestine appeared for the first time in the preamble of the 1964 PLO Charter, drafted in Moscow. The Charter was affirmed by the first 422 members of the Palestinian National Council, handpicked by the KGB.
Article 24 of the 1964 PLO Charter addressed to UN stipulates: "Palestinian muslims do not exercise authority over West Bank (Judea and Samaria) and Gaza territories�

Posted by: Mark Bernadiner at February 4, 2014 10:35 AM
BDS is BS. Expose Barghouti.

Omar Barghouti, the Qatari-born, Egyptian-raised Jordanian citizen and founder of the anti-Israel BDS (“Boycott Divestment Sanctions�) movement, likes to lie and claim that BDS is about fighting “oppression�.

He likes to lie that slandering Israel, the only liberal democracy in the Middle East, is somehow helping “human rights�. He likes to hide the fact that Israeli Arabs and Palestinians under Israel have far more rights than he will ever have in Qatar, Egypt or Jordan — or any Arab state. But sometimes, he exposes his real agenda:

"We oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine…

No Palestinian… who is not a sell out… will ever accept a Jewish state in ‘Palestine.’� — BDS Founder, Omar Barghouti

BDS’ goal is to destroy the indigenous Jewish right to self determination. It is about destroying the democratic rights of all the Arabs, Jews and other ethnicity that today enjoy Israel’s democracy.

BDS’ goal is to destroy Israel and replace it with another Arab state, and to make Jews as “safe� as the Christians being exterminated in Egypt and Syria and Gaza — the “One State� final solution.

Posted by: Ken Kelso at February 5, 2014 11:44 AM

Mr Elder also responded to Barghouti's lies in the NY Times.
Barghouti's BDS Kumbaya in the NYT
February 03, 2014

Posted by: Barry Meridian at February 5, 2014 11:57 AM

Mr Elder also responded to Barghouti's lies in the NY Times.
Barghouti's BDS Kumbaya in the NYT
February 03, 2014

Posted by: Barry Meridian at February 5, 2014 11:58 AM

Omar Barghouti recevied his M.A. from Tel Aviv University. How come no one is sceaming this at the top of their lungs? I've posted it everywhere I could (chat rooms, Facebook BDS page, Twitter, etc) but it seems like it's going no where. Maybe CAMERA can add it to their billboard? The head of the boycott Israel movement was educated in Israel. That's pretty damning stuff.

Posted by: Alisa at February 6, 2014 11:24 AM

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