BDS Ambivalence

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By Daniel Mabsout,

People following BDS activities and functions should be informed about the latest innovation of the BDS movement (BOYCOTT DIVEST SANCTION) whereby the BDS has adopted two different versions of its amendment: one in English and one in Arabic; and the funny thing is that they say two different things : the one in English calls for ending occupation of the Palestinian territories occupied in 1967, and the one in Arabic calls for ending occupation of the Palestinian territories full stop.

It is important to say that BDS boasts about grouping 170 organizations and Palestinian movements and is supposed to be accountable before them . Instead, it has adopted a different English version from the original one , in which it recognizes the legitimacy of Israel within the 67 borders and asks Israel to withdraw only from the land occupied in 1967 and this without informing the organizations that work with it about this change. The original text in Arabic though that asks for ending the occupation of all Palestinian territories remained unchanged for some mysterious reason .

.BDS is required on the spot to explain this duplicity and why it has adopted two versions of the same thing in two different languages and two radically different stands ? Why is it addressing the Arab public in one way and foreigners in another recognizing Israel in one instance and calling for ending occupation in the other? What is the goal behind this misleading policy of adopting two antagonistic stands and whom is this supposed to serve ? Or are they both fake and meant to mislead people ? Either BDS is betting on the ignorance and the stupidity of people which is stupid and ignorant or it is working on a separate agenda that does not give importance to these “Palestinian” details?

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