‘He writes that if BDS actually took hold, the elites would leave, as happened in South Africa:’
Has anybody ever doubted that if Israel was ever forced to comply with the original partition agreement — which was unjust — there would be an exodus?
‘They must ask themselves if for the chance of ending the occupation, they’re willing to sacrifice the prospect of a prosperous, liberal, democratic Israel in recognized borders.’
Difficult to know where to start!
Prosperous? Six million Jews living on stolen land, using the Palestinians as if not slave labour, then certainly indentured labour, compelling the incarcerated Palestinians to buy their food products, flogging off the Palestinians natural resources, a war crime, and receiving a mere 3.3 billion $US a year?
Is there a ‘nation’ or religious sect anywhere that would not be ‘prosperous’ under such conditions?
A ‘liberal’ (1. accepting different opinions and ways of behaving and tending to be sympathetic to other people) ‘democratic’ (all citizens must be equal before the law) in recognised boarders. The Palestinians would be overjoyed — back to the 1948 proposal as a beginning for negotiations.
Past time the myth of this tiny religous group fighting overwhelming odds — it was never true.