BDS is not a Civil Rights Movement

The BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) “movement” (a PA intelligence outfit) claims to be a civil rights movement but is this really so? BDS does not engage in any civil rights advocacy in Israel nor does it do so in Judea/Samaria and Gaza. BDS is explicitly unconcerned with the civil rights of Palestinians elsewhere in e.g. Lebanon and Syria. Civil rights movements in contrast seek to gain and/or strengthen civil rights within the democratic system. BDS as a foreign intelligence outfit of a ruthless dictatorship is systematically demonizing and seeking to destroy the only liberal democracy in the Middle East. Democracy cannot work without a pro-democratic electorate and elected pro-democratic political parties. Palestinians both in the PA and in Israel have systematically elected anti-democratic political parties and candidates and thus proven extremely averse to liberal democracy. Make no mistake, BDS are enemies of open society out to destroy liberal democracy. They show no appreciation for liberal democracy in Israel and America and have no criticism for the two Palestinian dictatorships. Rather, BDS is explicit about its agenda of seeking to dispossess 7 million Israeli Jews although not mentioning the real underlying agenda of the Palestinian leadership since the inception of Zionism through 1947 and ever since, namely to uproot the Jews and exterminate them since there is nowhere to deport them. It is noteworthy that the Nazis usually were not particularly explicit in public about their Anti-Jewish genocidal agenda but like BDS used Anti-Semitism, euphemisms, racialization, criminalization and demonization in preparation for genocide. It is especially noteworthy and telling that BDS advocates boycott of Jewish-owned businesses in Israel but not Arab-owned businesses in Israel just like the Nazis boycotted only Jewish-owned businesses in Germany. Furthermore, BDS systematically recycles the preposterous Nazi claim that the multiracial indigenous Jewish nation is a race in spreading the baseless and Anti-Semitic Apartheid libel. Anyone familiar with Israeli society knows that there are Israeli Jews of all racial origins including prominently Ethiopian Jews and South Asian Jews.

Published by Daniella Bartfeld

Daniella Bartfeld is the founding director of the Aliyah Organization.

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