The Undefined Purpose Of BDS

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Let’s read thoroughly the Arabic BDS text which is the original text as it was written in year 2005 . The text says literally that Israel should submit to the International Law and this in ::

1-Ending the occupation and colonization of ALL Arab land and dismantling the wall.
2-Recognizing the fundamental right of Arab Palestinian citizens to full equality
3-Respecting , protecting and promoting the right of the Palestinian Refugees to return home as stipulated in UN resolutions

This is the original version which is a confusing version because it gives the impression that Israel is to withdraw from all Arab land – and if it were to withdraw from all Arab land to where would it withdraw ? to the sea ? to Europe ? -while in fact what is meant is that it will withdraw from certain Arab territories probably those that will be decided upon by the world order or the peace talks .

 The territories to be evacuated turned out to be the lands occupied in 67 – but if withdrawing from all Arab land was meant in the first place then also the 2nd and 3rd amendment would be irrelevant .

This means that the BDS is not a serious movement with precise goals and objectives and the Recognition of Israel within its 1948 borders goes back to the foundation of the BDS movement in 2005 because the withdrawal from the 67 occupied land that showed up 8 years later in the English version was already implicit in the original version even if not clearly expressed . What remains to be known is why BDS has chosen to be explicit about this matter in the version addressed to its foreign audience at this time precisely, while the Arabic text retained its original confusing statement of ending occupation of all Arab land .
BDS had nothing precise in its mind , no position and no ideology which is quite surprising for a liberating movement that wants to retrieve Palestinians’ rights .BDS is waiting for others to determine their position and then take a stand accordingly . For this BDS cannot lead nor speak for the Palestinian Cause because it has no authority or independent position .
 


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