House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals the Power and Limits of the Israeli Lobby


The Real News Network has the video House Anti-BDS Resolution Reveals the Power and Limits of the Israeli Lobby.

The defense of Palestinian rights has become more acceptable and accusations of anti-Semitism have become more sparing in the mainstream media, despite the House’s recent resolution against the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, says IPS’s Phyllis Bennis


Bennis enumerates some of the lies in the House Resolution. The presence of these lies is why I believe Tulsi Gabbard should not have voted for this resolution no matter what her opinion of BDS or Palestinian rights. If the House is going to vote for a resolution, the least we should require is that it presents the issues honestly.

It occurs to me that the BDS movement could say “In light of the fact that Israeli actions have made the two state solution impossible, the only way we can accept a one state solution is for the Palestinians to have the right of return to their lands that were illegally confiscated.”

Israel would then be faced with the choices of reversing what it has done to make the two state solution impossible, or accepting true democracy for all people in Israel, and risk being voted out of existence as an exclusively Jewish state.

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