Moshe Dann’s Anti-BDS Column Attacks Movement for Appeals to Human Rights

Moshe Dann’s recent column in YNet News shows why Israel is losing the global battle against the growing boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement.

Dann, who also writes for the settler news outlet Arutz Sheva, writes (my emphasis):

Bedecked with ethics, law and justice, [the BDS movement] insist[s] that Israel withdraw to the 1949 Armistice lines, or 1947 UN proposed boundaries, leaving it vulnerable to terrorists. Their weapons are non-violent resistance that appeals to a sense of idealism and fair play, civil and human rights.

Yes, you read that right.  The BDS movement that seeks to “destroy Israel” advocates for non-violence and civil and human rights.  The horror!  They must be stopped.

Omar Barghouti, a leading Palestinian BDS activist who is a founding committee member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, recently told the delegation I was traveling with that Israel’s efforts so far against the movement are “primitive.”  He said he saw no reason to respond to their attacks as long as Israeli propaganda remains at that pitiful level.

Dann’s column shows that Barghouti is right.  The anti-BDS campaigners are stabbing themselves in the heart.  Let’s cheer them on.


2 responses to “Moshe Dann’s Anti-BDS Column Attacks Movement for Appeals to Human Rights

  1. The passion that zionists have for a Palestinian-free Palestine is an insult to people of morals and fairness everywhere.

    The foundation of zionism was never to live in the Middle East as a friend and a help to their neighbors, zionists insist on domination, apartheid and racism.

    Zionists built their state on the rubble of over 500 Palestinian villages.
    Israel is in contravention of international law by refusing to let Palestinian refugees return to their homes.

    The zionists could decide to join the human race by adhering to the rules of international and humanitarian law. By flouting the law today Israel has no idea of what ramifications that will lead to.

    Israel has been caught in so many lies, there are buzz words & phrases that Israel should be forbidden to use like: security, self defense, only democracy in the Middle East, terrorist and euphemistically calling massacres ‘war’, for a war you need two parties of equivalent strength & weaponry. Not remote controlled drones against stone throwers.

  2. The passion you speak of could just as easily be used to described the emotion felt by Islamists to rule over all lands formerly conquered by Islamic armies. Are you insinuating that upwards of a billion and a half human beings, who happen to subscribe to Islamic belief to such a degree, are not members of the human race?

    War does not require equal sides.

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