Liberal Values and the BDS Movement
Our Executive Directory Rebecca Vilkomerson writes in Tikkun Magazine on the need for liberals to seriously engage which the questions raised by the BDS movement:
Is it possible for Israel to be “Jewish and Democratic” when already over 20 percent of Israeli citizens are Palestinian? Can Jewish self-determination legitimately be built on the denial of Palestinian human rights? As a people who have experienced over and over the trauma of refugee-hood and longing for homeland, how can we possibly deny the validity of the right of return for Palestinians? And which do we value more: our fears or our respect for the universality of rights for all people?