Brad Sherman says:
But the international leaders of the BDS movement are trying — not try to get Israel to change this or that policy, but to try to remove every Jew from the Middle East. Just as Hitler wanted a Jewish-free Europe, this BDS group wants a Jewish-free Middle East.
Phil Weiss responds:
The BDS campaign has never had such goals. It is a nonviolent pressure campaign to ensure Palestinian rights: an end to occupation, right of refugees to return, and equal rights inside Israel.
Brad Sherman is a Harvard-trained lawyer. He wasn’t talking about the actual written goals of the campaign, which anyone can decide to join if they agree with those goals. No, he was talking about the goals of the international leaders of the BDS movement.
I posted about this last night and said that if PBS takes Sherman seriously, it should interview an international BDS leader or two, in order to expose their dangerous agenda. But on second thought, Hamas is regularly vilified for it’s supposed positions, but they don’t bring on Hamas spokesmen as guests to interrogate them on those positions, even though Israel de facto recognizes Hamas as a legitimate party leading the subcontracted authority of its occupation in Gaza. Rep. Sherman is trying to demonize BDS movement leaders so that they will never be allowed on.
When Ahmadinejad was president of Iran, all the commentators would repeat this notion that he wanted to expel all Jews from Palestine. Before he got disgraced, Charlie Rose had Ahmadinejad on his show and tried to take him down on this issue, but he failed utterly. Wouldn’t most Americans like to see the Iranian leader being confronted about his evil intentions? They didn’t, it didn’t get any widespread publicity, because it didn’t work.