In March 2012 we defeated a BDS initiative at the Park Slope Food Coop.I hope I still have something worthwhile to contribute to the discussion
Really wish I could be there for this. What a great chance to learn.
I guess if you consider human rights for Palestinians an act of bigotry, and you think the stats from every human rights organization and the UN to be dishonest and you believe the dispossession, occupation and murder of Arabs to be pro-Jewish, then this sounds about right. But for those who are antiracists and pro-civil rights, BDS is an act of solidarity. Sorry that you feel the need for a hatefest in the face of social justice activism. And even sorrier that you're my neighbors.
Dear Sherry -People genuinely interested in human rights are capable of listening to both sides of the issue and looking at the full context of the situation.It is a shame that you have already branded this conference a "hatefest." Too bad you are not more open minded. You might have been able to come and learn something from some pretty brilliant and knowledgeable people.The BDS crowd has posted numerous videos on youtube of events where they have disrupted speakers. This is certainly behavior to be proud of.
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