The BDS movements real goal is the end of the state of Israel

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The reason why the BDS movement keeps failing despite huge support from the so called progressives in our society, is because its real goal is not to remove Israelis from a disputed strip of land. Its real goal is the end of the State of Israel itself.

In its view, all of historic Palestine is occupied territory; that means Tel Aviv and Haifa as much as Hebron and Nablus. Obviously, a movement dedicated to eradication of Israel as a country is never going to achieve support other than from a radical fringe.

The BDS movement tries to hide its support for the eradication of Israel. To find the truth we need to look at the movements founding principles.

The movements three demands are:

  1. ?For Israel to end its ‘occupation and colonization of all Arab lands’ and to dismantle the wall.
  2. To recognise ‘the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality.’
  3. To respect, protect and promote ‘the rights of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes and properties as stipulated in UN resolution 194.’

These demands show that the movement’s goal is ending Israeli statehood, not just the post-1967 occupation.They also ignore the fact that there is already equality inside Israel.

The wall was built to protect Israel from a country that seems to spend the billions it receives in aid from the world, on tunnels and rockets and suicide bombers, rather than on improving their society. If Palestine wanted to peacefully co-exist and accept a two state solution there would be no need for a wall.The fact that the movement demands that the wall be removed reveals their destructive intent for Israel.It is akin to demanding that a man remove his bullet proof vest while he is being shot at.

There is no reference to 1967 nor any invocation of the United Nations Security Council resolutions (242 and 338) which require the end of the 1967 occupation while preserving Israel’s right to security and self-determination.

No, there is only the demand for compliance with United Nations General Assembly Resolution 194 which was passed in 1948 and which requires the return of all the Palestinian refugees to Israel, along with the return to them of the property left behind. In other words, millions of the descendants of the original Palestinian refugees could return not just to the West Bank or Gaza but to Israel itself, essentially reversing the independence Israel achieved in 1948. As far as Israeli towns and villages, they would be “property” returned to the Palestinians. Hence, no more Israel.

…The South African apartheid analogy, repeatedly cited in the BDS document, does not apply. It was the South African apartheid regime that was abolished, not the country known as the Republic of South Africa. If the BDS goals were achieved, there would be no State of Israel at all. That is why so many proponents of BDS have such a hard time even referring to Israel as a country. It’s often the “Zionist entity” or the “occupying regime.”

But, in fact, it’s Israel, an actual country, connected by history to the place where it was established, speaking the ancient language but having created a new culture that is as legitimate as that of the Palestinians or any other people.

The BDS movement is designed to turn the clock back to the time before Israel was created. That will not happen. The solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is two states for two peoples…The BDS movement is irrelevant.

-HuffingtonPost

 

Interesting Fact:

Many educational associations that support the BDS movement are?acting illegally.

Saying that organizations cannot act beyond the purposes specified in their charters is no mere legal nitpicking. The charter is an explicit contract with members, declaring that their money will be dedicated to agreed-upon goals and that their group will not turn into a motorcycle club or a political party.

Although some major academic organizations have thousands of members, they are generally run by a small staff and a board that effectively controls the agenda. The purposes named in their charters are meant to protect the overwhelming mass of members who cannot get involved in the minutiae of the organization?s affairs, to ensure that the organization cannot be hijacked for a fundamentally foreign purpose, and to protect minority members. The charter is the minimal assurance that while an organization may act unwisely, it will be at least in the category of fieldwork, education and research, not beekeeping or boycotts.

-wsj.com

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