This is a great article giving background to the current status quo of Israel/Zionism and bringing to our attention the meaningful current statistics on public opinion. Yes, global boycott, divestment and sanctions! One state with Equality for Palestinians!

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I attended Nada Elia speaking on “Al Nakba, BDS, and the Undoing of Historical Wrongs”. She made one of the most eloquent, powerful, workable proposals on these issues that I’d ever heard. See video here

NO AMOUNT of clever advertising hucksterism can change the fact that if public opinion regarding Israel were a bond, it could be downgraded to junk status.

The Jerusalem Post reported in May that of the more than 24,000 people polled by the BBC in 22 countries around the world, citizens of 17 of those nations hold mostly negative views of Israel, on par with opinions of North Korea. Not just majority Muslim countries like Israel’s rebellious neighbor Egypt, where 85 percent hold negative views, but 74 percent of Spaniards, 65 percent of the French and 68 percent of the British regard Israel in a negative light, especially due to its foreign policies.

Not surprisingly, here in the U.S., 50 percent of people hold a mostly positive view versus 35 percent who view Israel’s policies negatively, down 6 percent, according to BBC pollsters. Yet even here in the States, where debates…

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