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The boycott of Israel

Publication: Aspekt/CIDI October 25, 2021

This poignant book describes the backgrounds, language, motivations and methods of the BDS movement, the international boycott of Israel. Various interviews show how the boycott of a small country in the Middle East has had serious consequences for the lives of people in the Netherlands.

The author studied cultural anthropology at VU University Amsterdam and has been studying the pro-Palestinian movement in the Netherlands for ten years. He goes to demonstrations and meetings to find out what moves the activists through participant observation.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 26th, 2023 at 02:12:07 PM EST
Stupid guy, publishing personal information of Rights Forum leadership. Attracting rightwing terror ...

Beyond being a lobbyist ... dirty work for an occupier leaning towards fascism ... democracy my a$$. Confuses victimhood and being the perpetrator of war crimes and abuse of human rights on a daily basis. Free Palestine 🇵🇸🇵🇸🇵🇸

Writes a blog to disqualify a human rights group ... The Rights Forum

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 26th, 2023 at 02:13:21 PM EST
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Perhaps a bit of plagiarizing these Australian authors ... 😆

Book Review |Boycotting Israel is Wrong: The progressive path to peace between Palestinians and Israelis | July 2015 |

Boycotting Israel is Wrong is a timely short book on the BDS phenomenon by Australian academics Philip Mendes and Nick Dyrenfurth.

It combines the force of a rigorously argued polemic with the authority of a properly footnoted academic paper, and in just 205 pages manages to provide a historic overview of the changing relationship between Zionism, Israel and the Western left; useful case studies of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) in Australia, the UK and the US; and a progressive dissection of the motives, ideology and methodology of the boycotters.

Mendes and Dyrenfurth pull no punches. They describe BDS as a `rather dubious moral successor' to the anti-apartheid movement, and `the worst of any of the conflict resolution solutions currently on offer.' They set out to prove that `at its core' it is `a thinly veiled campaign to resuscitate the so-called one state solution whereby the State of Israel would give way to an Arab-dominated Greater Palestine' and neatly do so by dissecting the superficially attractive three main aims of BDS - ending the occupation, full equality for Arab citizens, and securing the right of return - and how these are interpreted by the BDS movement in a way that is incompatible with Israel's continued existence. They conclude that the BDS movement has constructed a `fantasy world in which Israel is detached from its specifically Jewish roots, and then miraculously destroyed by the political equivalent of a remote control' thus overcoming the Left's 'historical opposition to racism' and the genocidal war that would be the only real way to destroy Israel.

Dutch Lobby Organisation CIDI Withdraws and Rectifies False Allegations Following Legal Action by Al-Haq

The extreme rightwing elements in Rutte IV cabinet already acted on DISINFORMATION and pulled funding of Palestinian human rights groups. Cowards.

🚨🚨 The Israeli Occupation Authorities just declared 6 leading Palestinian human rights organizations to be "terrorist organizations," including Defense for Children International, Al-Haq, Addameer for Prisoner Support, and the Union of Palestinian Women's Committees.
-- Mohammed El-Kurd (@m7mdkurd) October 22, 2021

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 26th, 2023 at 02:16:20 PM EST
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Israel/Palestine: UN experts call on governments to resume funding for six Palestinian CSOs designated by Israel as 'terrorist organisations' | OHCHR - April 25, 2022 |

In October 2021, the UN experts denounced Israel's designation of six Palestinian civil society organisations - Addameer Prisoner Support and Human Rights Association, Al-Haq, Bisan Center for Research and Development, Defense for Children International - Palestine, the Union of Agricultural Work Committees and the Union of Palestinian Women Committees - as terrorist organizations. Israel's designation enables it to close the organisations, seize their assets, end their work and charge their leadership and staff with terrorist offences.

"Israel has had six months to substantiate its accusations and it has failed to deliver," the experts said. "We call on the funding governments and international organisations to swiftly conclude that Israel has not established its allegations and to announce that they will continue to financially and politically support these organisations and the communities and groups they serve."

Although Israel has not substantiated its allegations publicly or to the funding governments and international organizations, several of the funders have delayed their contributions to the Palestinian organisations while they investigate these claims. The European Union has formally suspended its funding for two of these organisations. This has undermined the work of these Palestinian organisations and has had an incalculable impact on the communities they support. There has been a lack of clarity about the duration of these steps, the experts said.

"We are deeply disturbed by Israel's apparent misuse of anti-terrorism legislation to attack some of the leading civil society organisations in Palestine. Such misuse must be rejected and countered," the experts said.

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by Oui (Oui) on Sat Aug 26th, 2023 at 02:20:38 PM EST
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