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Wednesday, June 12, 2013

BDS leaders: The only solution is violence

The BDS movement is getting desperate. Now, it says that the only solution to the Israeli-'Palestinian' conflict is violence.
Leaders of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to delegitimize and demonize Israel worldwide, said they oppose any peace talks, even if they include a long-demanded freeze of Israeli construction.
"We have no faith... in the so-called negotiations," said Omar Barghouti, head of the BDS movement, which lobbies worldwide for the economic, cultural and academic boycott of Israel.
Speaking to the AFP news agency on the sidelines of the fourth annual BDS conference at Bethlehem University at the weekend, Barghouti said the talks were "absolutely useless, just another smokescreen to allow Israel to continue its colonization its building of settlements."
Barghouti said, however that even if Israel does cease construction, negotiations would still be unacceptable.
The only way to ensure the “Palestinians” secured all their rights is through the non-violent "resistance" of a full boycott of Israel, he maintained.
Barghouti said that for there to be peace, the Israelis must guarantee the right of return for “Palestinian refugees” everywhere and equal rights for Arab Israelis, as well as a complete end to the “occupation of Palestinian territories.”


In a separate but related development, the European Union has also called for clear and unambiguous labeling of products being exported from Jewish communities in Judea and Samaria.
But the move, which was to have been approved by EU foreign ministers in May, has been delayed until the end of this month, reportedly at the request of Washington in a move denounced by Palestinian legislator Mustafa Barghouti as "disappointing."
Barghouti continued to proclaim his hatred for the Jewish state, asserting, "The only alternative is violence.”
And John FN Kerry thinks this is an opportunity for peace?

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