Truly, what human rights abuses (alleged) in the western nations mentioned in Mr Waters's message can even begin to compare to the appalling barbarity in much of the non-western world?
With the exception of Syria, the message fails to mention any of the Islamic countries, nations in which contempt for and abuse of women, girls, gays, Christians, and others who fall foul of sharia law, ancient superstition, and ruling despots, are maltreated, even to death, every day.
And, crucially,the message fails to suggest a boycott of any one of them except, by implication, the one that is Jewish: valiant little Israel.
A bit suspect that, I reckon.
The message performs the useful task of capturing the essence of the BDS movement, in singling out the only Jewish state in the world for round-the-clock calumny and demands for punishment, and so reminding us of the odious nature of BDS.
Writes academic Ehud Rosen, an expert in modern political Islam:
'To certain audiences, BDS supporters will emphasize that the reason why the international community should apply punitive measures to Israel is due to its presence in territory captured in the 1967 Six-Day War. However, in many cases, BDS activists are often quite clear about their intentions.
Omar Barghouti: “The current phase has all the emblematic properties of what may be considered the final chapter of the Zionist project. 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.”
As’ad Abu Khalil: “Justice and freedom for the Palestinians are incompatible with the existence of the State of Israel.”
Ahmed Moor: “OK, fine. So BDS does mean the end of the Jewish state….I view the BDS movement as a long-term project with radically transformative potential….In other words, BDS is not another step on the way to the final showdown; BDS is The Final Showdown.”
If the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations bear fruit and continue, will the PA shun the growing number of its officials who support and promote BDS, or will the PA allow this tendency to continue to grow?
In many instances, the same individuals and groups – primarily from the far left, the Muslim Brotherhood including its Middle Eastern branches and affiliates in Europe, and Fatah or other PLO organizations – have been active in a range of campaigns. While these various activities and actions are presented as being initiated by grassroots, civil society organizations, they are usually part of networks made up of a rather small number of activists that work together on the basis of joint ideology and end goals, personal ties, and sources of funding....
These basic obligations are constantly reiterated by the main figures identified with BDS, such as Omar Barghouti. As he explained in January 2014: “B.D.S. calls for ending Israel’s 1967 occupation, ‘recognizing the fundamental rights of the Arab-Palestinian citizens of Israel to full equality,’ and the right of Palestinian refugees to return to the homes and lands from which they were forcibly displaced and dispossessed in 1948.”
It is this last point that has raised suspicions about the ultimate aim of the BDS movement. Writing in the New York Times, Roger Cohen, who is often critical of Israeli policy, nonetheless concludes that the BDS movement has a “hidden agenda,” which he states is “the end of Israel as a Jewish state.” Indeed, Barghouti wrote back in December 2003 that his goal is a one-state solution, which he defines earlier in the same article as a unitary state in which “by definition, Jews will be a minority.” ....'Read all of Ehud Rosen's well-footnoted article here
As for one of the annual stunts of the Israel-haters who serve the aims of BDS so well, here it comes, here it comes again:
This young campus heroine knows racism when she sees it:
Great video here too
Meanwhile, check out this list of Israeli inventions and discoveries. The BDS mobsters sure have their racist work cut out for them, eh?