By Omar Barghouti
Publication Date: March 15, 2011
"Barghouti is the long run. he's clever, empowered, and non-violent. he's thoroughly amazing. it is going to aid american citizens to work out this sort of photograph of Palestinian political engagement, once they have this type of distorted photo of who Palestinians are. a few day they are going to understand him."—Phillip Weiss, writer of Mondoweiss: The struggle of principles within the heart East
THIRTY YEARS in the past, a world move using boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) strategies rose in unity with these anguish below the brutal apartheid regime of South Africa. The ancient acts of BDS activists from world wide remoted South Africa as a pariah kingdom and heralded the top of apartheid.
Now, as understanding of the apartheid nature of the country of Israel keeps to develop, Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) crusade opposed to Israel, offers a renewed name to motion. geared toward forcing the nation of Israel to uphold overseas legislation and common human rights for the Palestinian humans, here's a manifesto for change.
“No one has performed extra to construct the highbrow, criminal and ethical case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. the worldwide Palestinian cohesion move has been reworked and is at the cusp of significant new breakthroughs.”
—Naomi Klein, writer of The surprise Doctrine and No Logo
“I commend this glorious ebook through Omar Barghouti…BDS is a decision to refuse to be silent within the face of army profession of the Palestinian humans by means of the Israeli regime, apartheid, and colonialism. BDS is a nonviolent approach during which each one people and our governments can persist with our sense of right and wrong and rightful ethical and obligation and act now to save lots of Palestinian lives via not easy that the Israeli apartheid regime provide justice and equality to all."
—Mairead Maguire, Nobel Peace Laureate (1976)
I were to Palestine the place I’ve witnessed the racially segregated housing and the humiliation of Palestinians at army roadblocks. I can’t support yet take into accout the stipulations we skilled in South Africa lower than apartheid. lets now not have accomplished our freedom with no the aid of humans all over the world utilizing the nonviolent technique of boycotts and divestment to compel governments and associations to withdraw their help for the apartheid regime. Omar Barghouti’s lucid and morally compelling e-book is completely timed to make a huge contribution to this urgently wanted international crusade for justice, freedom and peace.”
Archbishop Desmond Tutu
THIRTY YEARS in the past, a world circulate using boycott, divestment, and sanction (BDS) strategies rose in cohesion with these ache lower than the brutal apartheid regime of South Africa. The historical acts of BDS activists from worldwide remoted South Africa as a pariah country and heralded the tip of apartheid.
Now, as knowledge of the apartheid nature of the kingdom of Israel maintains to develop, Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) crusade opposed to Israel, offers a renewed name to motion. aimed toward forcing the country of Israel to uphold foreign legislation and common human rights for the Palestinian humans, here's a manifesto for change.
No one has performed extra to construct the highbrow, felony and ethical case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. the worldwide Palestinian harmony circulate has been remodeled and is at the cusp of significant new breakthroughs.”
Naomi Klein, writer of The surprise Doctrine and No Logo
"There isn't any extra complete and persuasive case than his for boycott, divestment, and sanctions to finish the Israeli profession and determine the moral declare of Palestinian rights.”
Judith Butler, college of California at Berkeley
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5 million Palestinians cramped in what was accurately described as the world’s largest open-air prison. Richard Falk, a leading international law expert and the current UN special rapporteur for human rights in the occupied Palestinian territories, stood out among those few. In 2007 he wrote: Is it an irresponsible overstatement to associate the treatment of Palestinians with [the] criminalized Nazi record of collective atrocity? I think not. The recent developments in Gaza are especially disturbing because they express so vividly a deliberate intention on the part of Israel and its allies to subject an entire human community to life-endangering conditions of utmost cruelty.
Weeks after the end of Israel’s attacks, for instance, testimonies of Is- WHY NOW? 41 raeli soldiers who participated in the commission of the Gaza massacre were published. ” The testimonies’ significance is underscored by the fact that Israel’s military remains a “people’s army” based on mandatory service for men and women alike and, as a result, the army has long been regarded as the country’s foremost melting pot and an accurate representation of a wide spectrum in Israeli society. ” Another narrates how a well-reported incident of intentionally shooting and killing an elderly Palestinian woman took place: “A company commander saw someone coming on some road, .
Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights by Omar Barghouti