Behind the Boycott - Page 7

If , then , BDS leaders are opposed to the continued existence of a Jewish state , do they want a binational Arab-Jewish state instead — one country serving as the national homeland for both Jews and Palestinians ? Apparently not : “ I am completely and categorically against binationalism ,” Barghouti went on to say , “ because it assumes that there are two nations with equal moral claims to the land and therefore , we have to accommodate both national rights . I am completely opposed to that .”
No , the only thing that the BDS movement ’ s leadership will accept is the utter denial of any Jewish right to self-determination , a “ solution ” that both defies history and contradicts the established support for two states espoused by the U . S ., the UN , and the European Union . Or , in the words of Iranian- American BDS activist Paul Larudee , a co-founder of the BDS organization Free Palestine Movement , they will boycott “ the racist state of Israel until that state dissolves itself .”
If all of this feels slippery and convoluted , that ’ s intentional on the part of the BDS activists . Norman
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