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New York Daily News Publishes BDS Founder’s Op-Ed—Then Bashes It

February 25, 2013 12:10 pm 3 comments

Omar Barghouti. Photo: usacbi.org

The New York Daily News published an op-ed Monday by BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) founder Omar Barghouti—and then summarily debunked and bashed the piece in its own editorial.

“BDS proponent Omar Barghouti writes of the movement’s motivations and goals. We recommend that you read his piece and then return here for the truth,” the article by the New York Daily News’s editorial staff begins. Then it proceeds to clarify many of the distortions of Barghouti’s article, but not before first stating that Barghouti’s main aim is to “effectively dismantle the Jewish state” through methods that “verge on anti-Semitism while claiming respectability” with his skill “as a propagandist.”

The editorial concludes that “The unifying theme is that Barghouti merely seeks Palestinian civil rights. This, too, is a falsehood — his ultimate falsehood.

“…He states that he wants Israel to cede occupied territories to Palestinians and grant Palestinians a right of return to land once theirs. Both notions are central to attempts to negotiate a two-state solution between the Israelis and Palestinians.

“But his definition of the terms, unspoken on the opposite page [of his editorial], is the creation of a single ‘secular, democratic state’ built on an influx of Arabs who come to dominate the population and vote an end to Israel as a Jewish nation.

“That, ultimately, is the nefarious truth behind his libels. It is also why many New Yorkers rose up in proper protest after Brooklyn College’s political science department endorsed Barghouti’s campus lecture.”

3 Comments

  • He shouldn’t be expelled. Expelling him will make it look like people are trying to censor him. He gets publicity based upon the idea that his ideas are being censored.

    His movement has little support. No need to give him more publicity than he deserves by trying to expel him.

    When he gave a talk at UC Irvine, about 30 people showed up and I’d say 10 of those people opposed him. Before the talk no one made a big deal about it and he talked and left. Although one faculty member did get to call him a hypocrite.

    See 9:02 of this video

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=cxnkGoY_0-4#!

  • What neither Omar Barghouti’s Op-Ed nor the Daily News’
    criticism failed to mention is that Barghouti is a student at Tel-Aviv University. He’s subsidized, no less! I guess he wants all of Israel destroyed, with the exception of Tel-Aviv University, at least not until he graduates!

    • Mordecai Ben Natan

      Why is this *&^*%& allowed to be a student at a Jewish university.
      He should be expelled immediately.

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