Occupied Palestine (QNN)- The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement called on PA officials to boycott the J Street annual conference in Washington, DC which started on October 26 and will continue until October 29.
The movement called on all Palestinian participants to withdraw from the conference, which strikes deep in the Palestinian national struggle.
“Any participation by Palestinians would legitimize anti-Palestine agendas, not to mention that it would undermine the BDS movement in the United States”, BDS movement stated.
The movement said that despite of the liberal framework, which J Street claims, and despite claiming that it opposes the Israeli far-right, J Streets’s policies match the Israeli policies that continue to feed and aid human rights violations against Palestinians.
“J Street defines itself as a lobby, which supports Israel as the national home of the Jewish people. It also says that it is “pro-Israel, pro-peace”, a peace that denies the Palestinian people their most inalienable basic rights”.
BDS stated that J Street strongly denies Palestinian refugees the right of return to their houses that were stolen by Zionist militia to create ‘Israel’, and it supports the occupation state and its apartheid policy. Meanwhile, J Street supports the “Jewish law of return”, which allows Jewish people from anywhere in the world to get an Israeli nationality and live in Palestine based on their belief only. J Street supports settlements expansion and ethnic cleansing in Jerusalem as well.
The movement confirmed that J Street takes part in the war on the BDS movement; It mobilized congress members to support the anti-BDS law and published false anti-BDS propaganda on the movement’s principles.
The organization supports the US. aids to the occupations state, not mentioning that the war crimes suspect Ehud Barak is topping the speakers list in the conference.