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Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for by Omar Barghouti

By Omar Barghouti

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Publication Date: March 15, 2011
"Barghouti is the longer term. he's clever, empowered, and non-violent. he's thoroughly outstanding. it can aid american citizens to determine the sort of photograph of Palestinian political engagement, once they have this type of distorted photograph of who Palestinians are. a few day they'll be aware of him."—Phillip Weiss, writer of Mondoweiss: The struggle of principles within the heart East

THIRTY YEARS in the past, a global circulate using boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) strategies rose in unity with these pain lower than the brutal apartheid regime of South Africa. The ancient acts of BDS activists from world wide remoted South Africa as a pariah country and heralded the tip of apartheid.

Now, as knowledge of the apartheid nature of the kingdom of Israel maintains to develop, Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) crusade opposed to Israel, offers a renewed name to motion. aimed toward forcing the kingdom of Israel to uphold foreign legislations and common human rights for the Palestinian humans, here's a manifesto for change.

“No one has performed extra to construct the highbrow, criminal and ethical case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. the worldwide Palestinian harmony flow has been reworked and is at the cusp of significant new breakthroughs.”
—Naomi Klein, writer of The surprise Doctrine and No Logo

“I commend this glorious ebook by way of Omar Barghouti…BDS is a choice to refuse to be silent within the face of army career of the Palestinian humans by means of the Israeli regime, apartheid, and colonialism. BDS is a nonviolent approach within which every one people and our governments can persist with our judgment of right and wrong and rightful ethical and obligation and act now to avoid wasting Palestinian lives by way of not easy that the Israeli apartheid regime supply justice and equality to all."
—Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate (1976)

I were to Palestine the place I’ve witnessed the racially segregated housing and the humiliation of Palestinians at army roadblocks. I can’t aid yet take note the stipulations we skilled in South Africa less than apartheid. lets no longer have completed our freedom with out the aid of humans all over the world utilizing the nonviolent technique of boycotts and divestment to compel governments and associations to withdraw their help for the apartheid regime. Omar Barghouti’s lucid and morally compelling ebook is completely timed to make a big contribution to this urgently wanted international crusade for justice, freedom and peace.”
—Archbishop Desmond Tutu

THIRTY YEARS in the past, a world flow using boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) strategies rose in team spirit with these anguish less than the brutal apartheid regime of South Africa. The historical acts of BDS activists from worldwide remoted South Africa as a pariah kingdom and heralded the top of apartheid.

Now, as knowledge of the apartheid nature of the kingdom of Israel maintains to develop, Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) crusade opposed to Israel, offers a renewed name to motion. aimed toward forcing the country of Israel to uphold overseas legislations and common human rights for the Palestinian humans, here's a manifesto for change.

“No one has performed extra to construct the highbrow, criminal and ethical case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. the worldwide Palestinian cohesion stream has been remodeled and is at the cusp of significant new breakthroughs.”
—Naomi Klein, writer of The surprise Doctrine and No Logo

"There isn't any extra complete and persuasive case than his for boycott, divestment, and sanctions to finish the Israeli career and determine the moral declare of Palestinian rights.”
—Judith Butler, college of California at Berkeley

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Rather than focusing on the true objectives of the BDS movement— realizing Palestinian rights by ending Israeli oppression against all three segments of the indigenous Palestinian people—members of the Zionist “left” often reduce the struggle to ridding Israel of “the occupation,” presenting BDS as a “weapon” to save Israel, essentially as an apartheid, exclusivist state. They raise the slogan “Boycott the occupation, not Israel,” or “We are against Israeli policies, not against Israel”—as if one could have opposed South African apartheid without being “against South Africa,” or as if one could join a campaign against Saudi Arabian oppression of women, say, without being against Saudi Arabia!

Weeks after the end of Israel’s attacks, for instance, testimonies of Is- WHY NOW? 41 raeli soldiers who participated in the commission of the Gaza massacre were published. ” The testimonies’ significance is underscored by the fact that Israel’s military remains a “people’s army” based on mandatory service for men and women alike and, as a result, the army has long been regarded as the country’s foremost melting pot and an accurate representation of a wide spectrum in Israeli society. ” Another narrates how a well-reported incident of intentionally shooting and killing an elderly Palestinian woman took place: “A company commander saw someone coming on some road, .

Rather than focusing on the true objectives of the BDS movement— realizing Palestinian rights by ending Israeli oppression against all three segments of the indigenous Palestinian people—members of the Zionist “left” often reduce the struggle to ridding Israel of “the occupation,” presenting BDS as a “weapon” to save Israel, essentially as an apartheid, exclusivist state. They raise the slogan “Boycott the occupation, not Israel,” or “We are against Israeli policies, not against Israel”—as if one could have opposed South African apartheid without being “against South Africa,” or as if one could join a campaign against Saudi Arabian oppression of women, say, without being against Saudi Arabia!

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