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Jews Joining Palestinian Boycott of Israel
Israel's barbarous treatment of Palestinians is making many "progressive" US Jews join the Palestinian "BDS" movement (Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions.) Here, CUNY Professor Peter Beinart predicts this fissure will become the focus of American Jewish politics.
It may be time for Mossad to rally US Jews with some "anti Semitic" false flag attacks. Nothing like a pogrom to keep the "lesser brethren" in line.
by Peter Beinart Abridged by henrymakow.com
The news that [billionaire GOP funder] Sheldon Adelson will this weekend host a secret conference for Jewish groups aimed at countering the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is yet more evidence that "pro-Israel" activism in the United States is entering a new phase...
BDS is growing because the Israeli-Palestinian peace process has died. For six years, Netanyahu has publicly rejected the idea of a Palestinian state along the 1967 lines, with land swaps.
Most Palestinians have lost any faith that negotiations with Israel can bring them a state anytime soon. And Mahmoud Abbas' failure to end the occupation, or stand for election, has wrecked his legitimacy among Palestinian activists.
The BDS movement has entered this breach. It offers Palestinian activists a way to bypass their divided, corrupt, ineffectual politicians by taking the struggle against Israel into their own hands. Its three planks -- an end to Israeli control of the West Bank and Gaza Strip, equality for Palestinian citizens of Israel and the return of Palestinian refugees--offers something for each of the three main Palestinian populations (those in the occupied territories, those inside Israel proper and refugees) and thus unites a divided people.
As a nonviolent movement that speaks in the language of human rights and international law rather than Islamic theology, the movement also attracts progressive allies who would never join a movement defined by suicide bombings and the Hamas charter.
Already, BDS is changing the landscape of organized American Jewish life. First, it is making Washington less important, which may make AIPAC less important. AIPAC's power rests on the relations between its members and members of Congress. But the BDS movement bypasses Congress in favor of universities, liberal Christian groups and trade unions, where it can gain a more sympathetic ear.
The response has been a gold rush among American Jewish groups seeking to lead the anti-BDS charge. In 2010, the Jewish Federations of North America and the Jewish Council on Public Affairs created the Israel Action Network to combat Israel's "delegitimization." As the Forward notes, AIPAC, the Anti-Defamation League and the American Jewish Committee have all recently "set up operations geared at students" largely to do the same thing. In Washington, AIPAC still dominates. But in these new arenas where the BDS struggle will be fought, AIPAC is just one Jewish group among many.
The second consequence of the rise of BDS will be to increase the prominence of Jewish Voices for Peace. Right now, many establishment-minded American Jews don't know what JVP is. In their mind, J Street still represents American Jewry's left flank. But as the only significant American Jewish group to support BDS, Jewish Voices for Peace will grow in prominence as the movement itself does.
Already, non-Jewish BDS activists cite JVP as evidence that American Jews do not monolithically oppose their cause. The more that mainstream American Jews hear this, the more enraged at JVP they will become. How exactly that rage will express itself, I don't know. But as JVP grows, its battles with the American Jewish establishment will make those of J Street look tame.
Finally, BDS will spark a growing debate among American Jews about Zionism itself. American Jews are used to thinking of Palestinians as residents of the West Bank and Gaza Strip. (By using the phrase "Arab Israelis," American Jews even delude themselves that the Arabs living inside the 1967 lines are not really Palestinian.) But many of the Palestinians active in BDS live in the West or hail from Israel proper or both. That means that for them personally, the rights of Palestinian citizens of Israel and the rights of Palestinian refugees are at least as important as the rights of Palestinians in the occupied territories.
Ending Israel's occupation of the West Bank and Gaza doesn't threaten its character as a Jewish state. To the contrary, it may help preserve it, which is why many centrist American Jews support the two-state solution. But as the BDS movement grows more prominent, it will spark more debate about Palestinian citizens and Palestinians refugees, both subjects that expose the tension between Israel's democratic character and its policies -- in immigration and public life -- that privilege Jews.
Inside the American Jewish establishment, the first response to the BDS movement's challenge to Zionism has been to cry anti-Semitism. But that response conceals a dirty little secret: that many "pro-Israel" activists haven't thought much about the tension between Jewish statehood and liberal democracy, and thus don't really know how to justify Zionism to an audience of skeptical, progressive non-Jews.
Justifying Zionism to liberals is not an impossible task. But neither is it intellectually or morally simple. And it will require establishment-minded American Jews to defend principles they have long taken for granted. Of all the BDS movement's consequences for American Jews, that may prove the most significant of all.
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UK artists call for immediate sanctions on Israel
The actors Maxine Peake and Miriam Margolyes, rock musician Brian Eno, and film director Ken Loach, are among those who have joined Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s call for immediate sanctions to be imposed on Israel.
The call follows Benjamin Netanyahu’s comments, made one day before Israel’s elections, that there would be no Palestinian state on his watch. Netanyahu also made it clear, in the same televised interview, that settlement construction would not be halted.
In a letter published in the Guardian this week, Peake and her fellow signatories wrote: “Without sanctions on Israel, Palestinians cannot see a future free of occupation, apartheid and, in Gaza, crippling siege.
“The next UK government must push the EU to impose immediate sanctions on Israel until it abides by international law, ends settlement building, and ends the occupation and the blockade of Gaza.”
Hugh Lanning, Chair of Palestine Solidarity Campaign, the poet Benjamin Zephaniah, novelist Ahdaf Soueif, scriptwriter Paul Laverty and Palestinian writer and academic, Dr Karma Nabulsi, are also signatories to the letter.
They join nearly 10,000 others who have signed a petition on Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s website in less than a week, calling for the next UK government to push for sanctions.
In addition, nearly 28,000 emails have been sent to Parliamentary candidates using a Palestine Solidarity Campaign e-tool, asking if they would support an immediate arms embargo on Israel if elected to Parliament in May.
The question is one of several designed to uncover where Parliamentary candidates stand on the issue of freedom, justice and self-determination for the Palestinian people.
Their answers will be published on Palestine Solidarity Campaign’s website at the end of March, providing an important resource for voters.