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Bill Maher: BDS is a Purity Test - sm

Posted: Aug 19th, 2019 - 8:52 am

On Friday Maher began his show’s panel segment by asking if it was “fair” to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel in the wake of the clash between the Israeli government and the two pro-BDS members of Congress. His three panelists danced around the question, so he decided to answer it himself.

"It’s a...purity test. BDS is a...purity test by people who want to appear woke but actually slept through history class. It’s predicated on this notion, I think, that the Jews in Israel are mostly white, the Palestinians are browner, so they must be innocent and correct, and the Jews must be wrong. As if the occupation came right out of the blue, that this completely peaceful people found themselves occupied. Forget about the intifadas and the suicide bombings and the rockets and how many wars."

He quoted Omar Barghouti, one of the founders of BDS:  “No rational Palestinian … would ever accept a Jewish state in Palestine....”

Story w/ video at link.  Warning for ***'ed language.

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