While the majority of the document addresses issues other than Israel, the section on foreign policy, titled Invest-Divest, objects to U.S. military aid to Israel, which it describes as “a state that practices systematic discrimination and has maintained a military occupation of Palestine for decades.”
While the section addresses other foreign policy issues, particularly the movement’s objections to the drug war and the war on terror, it criticizes no foreign country other than Israel.
The section also argues that the U.S., because of its alliance with Israel, is “complicit in the genocide taking place against the Palestinian people.”
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BLM assumes that there is a separate country referred to as Palestine. Palestine could be defined as the Mandate for Palestine – both East and West of the Jordan River. Or it could be defined as Treaty Land pursuant to the Anglo-American Treaty of 1924.
It also assumes that the State of Israel committs apartheid and genocide against Palestinians.
Historically the statements are an inaccurate portrayal of the reality on the ground.
The State of Israel has a legal obligation to protect it’s citizens and residents from lawlessness and military aggression perpetrated against it. As the only democracy in the Middle East it is far from an apartheid state. While it is a “military state” it does not occupy a foreign sovereign’s territory; on the contrary it is protecting it’s sovereignty over mandate or treaty land unlawfully partitioned by the creation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in violation of Article 5 of the Anglo-American Treaty of 1924!
To say that Israel, the only democracy in the region perpetrates genocide is absurd to the point of being a disproportionate portayal of Israel as something other than a democracy. To claim Israel committs genocide is to take “the genocidal platform” of the likes of Iran, or it’s proxies Hizbollah, the PLO or Hamas to “wipe Israel off the map” and accuse Israel of having a policy of genocide against the Arabs of “Palestine.”
It was the Jewish people who, before the modern State of Israel was established that suffered from the genocide of the Third Reich – Nazi Germany. BLM accuses the victim, Jewish Israel of being a perpetrator of an evil beyond imagination! While it may be said that Israel’s response to rocket fire from Gaza is disproporionate, it does not amount to a policy of genocide.
Instead of praising Israel for what it has done for the Falash Mura / Beta Israel (Ethiopian Jews), the BLM condemns Israel….
The BDS movement assumes Israel occupies a territory not their own; while Article 5 of the Anglo-American Treaty of 1924 mandates that, “The Mandatory [the UK] shall be responsible for seeing that no Palestine territory shall be ceded or leased to, or in any way placed under the control of, the Government of any foreign Power.”
The only modern country to ever “OCCUPY”Palestine is the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan! Let’s BDS Jordan until Mudar Zahran and the Jordanian Opposition Coalition establish a Democratic Jordan and end the Islamic Occupation of Zionist Palestine both East and West of the Jordan River.