A Jordanian opposition leader is charging that the activists behind the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanction” campaign against Israel are racists, according to a report in Joseph Farah’s G2 Bulletin.
“BDS claims to target Israel because Israel oppresses the Palestinians. If so, why does BDS never target Jordan’s government, which oppresses and destroys the lives of the majority of Jordanians of Palestinian origins, and where many of my own people, the Bedouin Jordanians, go hungry?” wrote Abed Almaala in a commentary in Yisrael Hayom.
“Why does BDS never boycott Lebanon, where Palestinians are banned from working as taxi drivers? Why does it not boycott Syria, where President Bashar Assad has killed thousands of Palestinians in Yarmouk camp?”
He charged: “BDS, admit it: You are racists and anti-Semites.”
WND reported American Center for Law and Justice Chief Counsel Jay Sekulow has described the BDS goal as “the elimination of the state of Israel.”
“As such, the movement operates as a coordinated, sophisticated effort to disrupt the economic and financial stability of the state of Israel, including by causing direct harm to the economic interests of persons conducting business in and with the state of Israel.”
He said BDS proponents “claim responsibility for significant damage to Israeli business interests; and they use threats of withdrawal of financial support to coerce companies to cease or refuse to engage in business interests with or in the state of Israel, its nationals, and its residents, as well as with other persons who are Jewish or who do business with persons who are Jewish.”