Is BDS' campaign against Israel reaching a turning point?

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Omar Barghouti

North York, Canada

#1 Dec 22, 2013
Is BDS' campaign against Israel reaching a turning point?

The movement calling for the boycott, divestiture and sanction of Israel is gaining momentum globally.

Last updated: 22 Dec 2013 12:36

Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian human rights activist and a founding member of the BDS movement.

At the height of its military - particularly nuclear - and economic power, Israel is feeling uncharacteristically vulnerable; but this time the threat is ironically coming from a nonviolent movement anchored in international law and the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Last June, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu effectively declared the Palestinian-led global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement a "strategic threat" to Israel's regime of occupation, colonisation and apartheid by deciding to assign the overall responsibility for fighting against the BDS to the ministry of strategic affairs.

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