Monday, March 26, 2012

Boycotting Israel: Mustafa Barghouti vs. Rabbi Arthur Waskow on BDS Movement, Palestinian Solidarity

Democracy Now!

"The Park Slope Food Coop, one of the oldest and largest in the country, is set to vote Tuesday on whether to hold a referendum on boycotting goods from Israel to protest the Israeli government’s policies toward Palestinians. We host a debate on the international advocacy effort called the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, or BDS for short, which is inspired by the international boycott movement against apartheid South Africa. Dr. Mustafa Barghouti supports the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. He is a member of the Palestinian Parliament. He is secretary general of the Palestinian National Initiative, a political party. He was also a presidential candidate in the 2005 elections. Rabbi Arthur Waskow is opposed to BDS. He is founder and director of the Shalom Center in Philadelphia....."

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