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How BDS Enables a Failed Peace Process…and Vice Versa

Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) sign held at rally (Photo: flickr/takver)

Writing at JNS, Andrew Lappin calls out the BDS movement for being anti-Semitic, and says it’s time for governments to stop putting faith in a bankrupt, failed “peace process”:

[The BDS movement] survives only because it has been allowed it to masquerade as a human rights issue. That false front is based on a distorted narrative of Palestinian victimhood. By failing collectively to recognize the grossly duplicitous nature of the narrative, we validate an obvious falsehood.

The quest for a two-state solution was born in a pre-Arab Spring world. But the aftermath of the Oslo Accords has provided indisputable proof that the Palestinian yearning for the liquidation of the Jewish state far exceeds any desire for sovereignty. In the last 24 years, a crippling mix of Palestinian Authority kleptocracy and the spread of radical Islamist doctrine by Hamas has overshadowed their national aspirations...

Tags: BDS , Peace Process

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