JAFFA, Israel – The Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign in the United States has been a major success, with many hitherto unaffiliated populations signing up for the anti-Israel cause, a top Palestinian journalist claimed.
Nasser Laham, the proprietor and editor of Maan news network, said that “California, San Francisco, and Los Angeles before them have become pro-Palestinian.”
Laham’s television report quoted the US-based Palestinian academic Hatem Bazian, a champion of BDS, who was interviewed by Israel’s Channel 10.
When asked about the recent wave of Palestinian violence, Bazian said that he refused “to answer this racist question. The Israeli occupation is the worst form of violence.”
He also told the Israeli interviewer that “about half of the Jewish community in the US supports us” and he fails to understand how Israel sees its fight against BDS as legitimate while it calls for sanctions on Iran.
Some readers commented on the video (see above) and congratulated Bazian. Main Joudeh, a Palestinian living in Canada, said that he feels the impact of BDS everywhere.
Nazih was more skeptical: “If all this is true, why does every American son of a bitch running for public office have to visit the Zionist entity and express his commitment to Israel’s security as part of America’s national security? Maybe in 200 years time we’ll get some sympathy.”