Why exactly has it "become a giant embarrassment"?
Originally Posted by Dame_Enda
Why is it "embarrassing" to take a strong stand for example against the following kinds of sentiments publicly expressed by the actual founder of BDS? - Is it not a sound, proper, moral position to hold that these types of statements and sentiments, that obviously are expressed in the aims and methods of BDS, are not conducive to the possibility of peace or a just resolution? And more than that, that they are outright discriminatory and hateful? E.g.
“(The one state solution means) a unitary state, where, by definition, Jews will be a minority.”
“I am completely and categorically against binationalism because it assumes that there are two nations with equal moral claims to the land.”
“[Israel] was Palestine, and there is no reason why it should not be renamed Palestine.”
“[Palestinians have a right to] resistance by any means, including armed resistance. [Jews] aren’t indigenous just because you say you are….[Jews] are not a people…the UN’s principle of the right to self-determination applies only to colonized people who want to acquire their rights. ”
“Going back to the two-state solution, besides having passed its expiry date, it was never a moral solution to start with.We are witnessing the rapid demise of Zionism, and nothing can be done to save it, for Zionism is intent on killing itself. I, for one, support euthanasia.“
“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.”
“The ‘two state solution,’…as dictated by Israel, omits basic Palestinian rights…[and] would be yet another act of British complicity in bestowing legitimacy on Israel’s unjust order.”
“A Jewish state in Palestine in any shape or form cannot but contravene the basic rights of the indigenous Palestinian population and perpetuate a system of racial discrimination that ought to be opposed categorically….Definitely, most definitely we oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine. No Palestinian, rational Palestinian, not a sell-out Palestinian, will ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine.”
“You cannot reconcile the right of return for refugees with a two state solution….a return for refugees would end Israel’s existence as a Jewish state. A two-state solution was never moral and it’s no longer working.”
“[Jews] did not suffer in Arab countries. There were no pogroms. There was no persecution.”
“I clearly do not buy into the two-state solution.”
(Barghouti, founder of BDS)