A CAMERA Op-Ed in the March 17 Christian Science Monitor, addresses the falsehoods and discrimination of “Israeli Apartheid Week,” and explains the immorality of its anti-Zionist stance:
Although the inevitable endpoint of anti-Zionism is not always openly expressed, Omar Barghouti, a star of last year’s Apartheid Week and a leader of the anti-Israel boycott, divestment, and sanctions movement, described with chilling frankness that the goal is to replace Israel with “a unitary state, where, by definition, Jews will be a minority.”
Mr. Barghouti’s assertion, and the Apartheid Week crowd’s anti-Zionism, means these protests are not a dispute about settlements or borders or land. It’s not about promoting compromise. It’s not about helping the Palestinians by giving them a state alongside Israel. It’s about harming the Jewish people by taking from them the only small corner of the world where they are not a minority – in fact, the only country where they make up more than a mere 3 percent of the population.
It should go without saying that, as much as any other national group, the Jewish people have the right to a nation state.