Come out of the closet, you BDS activists!

Come out of the closet, you Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions (BDS) activists! Are you for Palestinian rights, or are you for Israel’s destruction?

You’ve set the terms, now make up your mind. If Palestinians are to have the rights you demand for them, Israel will have to dissolve itself. Choose one or the other; it’s that uncomplicated. And don’t sidestep, or you’ll answer to Norman Finkelstein, the conscience of your movement, and  BDS kingpin who came out of the closet to own up to the obvious.

(BDS supporters) think they are being very clever; they call it their three-tier. We want the end of the occupation, the right of return, and …equal rights for Arabs in Israel. And they think they are very clever because they know the result of implementing all three is what…?  You know and I know what the result is. There’s no Israel!

Come out of the closet. Tell what BDS stands for to the college freshmen you draw to your platform. Clean up your marketing act: the media statements you put out; your web content and advertising copy. Give your financial backers the real agenda. Let them plough money into BDS activities knowing that they’re banking on Israel’s destruction.

And stop with the Human Rights lingo, unless you allow Israelis to have the same helping of that commodity.  Come out of the closet.

About the Author
The writer is a prolific author of novels and non-fiction, essayist and commentator on ‘Enemies of Zion’ which happens also to be the title of his latest book. His works are The Paymaster, 1998; Hadrian’s Echo, 2012; Contributor to ‘War by other means: Israel and its detractors’, 2012; Enemies of Zion, (for publication 2017); and Balaam’s curse ( a novel in progress)