Omar is quite correct to state that the Zionist State is far more brutal, nakedly so, than the Apartheid regime upon which it is modelled, ever was. The repression is more efficiently ruthless, systematic and routine. We must also remember that this is a comparison of degrees while not in any way diminishing the fact that “Apartheid’ was deemed ‘a crime against humanity”. It is no co-incidence then that the BDS draws its inspiration from the anti-apartheid boycott campaigns but with more immediate effect. Live, real time communication and the facilitating pivotal role played by the US and its array of lackeys like Australia, Canada etc all contribute to an ever growing international consciousness that fuels a flourishing BDS campaign. Another interesting aspect of the internationalisation of the Palestinian struggle is the linkages being made with internal US struggles like racism and poverty. American exceptionalism is being confronted.