Behind the Boycott - Page 6

the 1948 war — to pour into Israel from the West Bank , Gaza , and wherever else they may live , effectively creating two Palestinian states — one , in the West Bank and Gaza , without any Jews , and one within Israel ’ s 1967 borders with a Jewish minority . Advocates of a boycott push for these objectives because they do not support a two-state solution . The leadership of the BDS movement believes that there should be one state , a Palestinian state , between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea .
WHAT DOES THE BDS MOVEMENT WANT ?
In 2003 , at the height of the Second Intifada , when Palestinian terrorists were murdering Israeli civilians on buses , in cafes , and at bars , Omar Barghouti , who would soon found the BDS movement , had this to say : “ Good riddance ! The two-state solution for the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is finally dead . But someone has to issue an official death certificate before the rotting corpse is given a proper burial and we can all move on and explore the more just , moral and therefore enduring alternative for peaceful coexistence between Jews and Arabs in Mandate Palestine : the one-state solution .”
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