BDS leaders: No point in talking peace with Israel

Thursday, June 13, 2013 |  Israel Today Staff

Leaders of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement aimed at delegitimizing Israel showed their true colors at a conference in Bethlehem last week by boycotting even a negotiated peace with the Jewish state.

"We have no faith... in the so-called negotiations," BDS leader Omar Barghouti told France's AFP news agency during the conference.

According to Barghouti, the conflict could only end when Israel fully surrenders to all Arab demands, including, but not limited to, opening its gates to millions of so-called "Palestinian refugees," a move that would demographically destroy the Jewish state.

Barghouti and his cohorts urged the Palestinian Authority to stop playing diplomatic games with Israel, and instead throw its full weight behind the BDS effort.

It should be noted that Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas actually agrees with Barghouti and the BDS policies regarding future peace with Israel. Abbas has on numerous occasions stated that he will not sign a peace deal that doesn't include control of Jerusalem and the "right" to flood Israel with millions of Arab civilians.

It should also be pointed out that this was the same BDS conference where a senior PA official lashed out at a participant for asking a "provocative" question. The participant was later beaten by Palestinian police.

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