With a schedule that involves two kids, summer camps, deadlines and a wife out of town, I didn’t have time to look at the video I posted about a few days back or find out about its origins.

As it turns out, the video was produced by StandWithUs (as a courtesy to my friends at Olympia: boggah, Boggah, BOOGAH!!!!!!).

Watching it through with nothing else going on in the background, I found that the video focuses on an area of BDS I’ve gotten short shrift to in all my writings on the subject: the emphasis “the movement” places on targeting those who truly seek and are working for reconciliation between Arabs and Jews.

The video highlights several stories of such peace-seeking individuals and organizations who’ve been threatened by BDSers in the one location where they have the ability to enforce their will: the Palestinian controlled territories.

In due course, I’m hoping to explore this area more thoroughly, especially since the targeting of those who truly seek peace for retribution is a pretty good indicator of the distance between the BDS-brigades “peacy-y” rhetoric and reality.

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  1. Dusty August 11, 2010 at 7:02 pm #

    “The video highlights several stories of such peace-seeking individuals and organizations who’ve been threatened by BDSers in the one location where they have the ability to enforce their will: the Palestinian controlled territories.”

    “Words without Borders” recently launched a new project entitled “Cross-Cultural- Dialogues in the Middle East”- and its been condemned by the BDS'ers – “Indeed, the guidelines issued by the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI), explicitly warn against events or projects that promote “false symmetry or balance.”

    BDS has never been about promoting peace, or co-existence.

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