Omar Barghouti

Omar Barghouti is a human rights activist and author of Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS): The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights (Haymarket, 2011).

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"Heeding our appeals, a few weeks ago, Dublin became the first European capital to adopt BDS for Palestinian rights." (Photo: Screenshot/IrishTimes) Views
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
Boycott is Best Response to Illegal Israeli Killings
Yesterday, Palestinians everywhere commemorated the 1947-1949 Nakba (Arabic for catastrophe) – the ethnic cleansing of the majority of indigenous Palestinians from our homeland and the systematic destruction of hundreds of our villages and towns to establish Israel as an exclusionary state. In 1948...
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Wednesday, October 23, 2013
A Secular Democratic State in Historic Palestine – A Promising Land
“Because it is a distortion of being more fully human, sooner or later being less human leads the oppressed to struggle against those who made them so. In order for this struggle to have meaning, the oppressed must not in seeking to regain their humanity (which is a way to create it), become in turn oppressors of the oppressors, but rather restorers of the humanity of both.” –Paulo Freire
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Tuesday, October 16, 2012
EU Support for Israeli Crimes Makes It Unworthy of Nobel Peace Prize
The European Union is not “merely hypocritical” in its relationship with Israel, it is “complicit in crimes against the Palestinian people.” This is one of the main conclusions of David Cronin’s compellingly-argued book Europe’s Alliance With Israel: Aiding the Occupation .
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Wednesday, August 03, 2011
Dropping of the Last Mask of Democracy
"You should definitely postpone your book launch in Jerusalem," warned a close friend who felt that the planned event for launching my recently published book on the Palestinian-led movement for boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel. He warned it might be too risky in light of the recently passed Israel law that effectively bans support for the thriving boycott movement.
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Saturday, May 14, 2011
Challenging AIPAC's Abuse of US Taxpayers Money
The Arab democratic spring, striving to end authoritarian rule and establish freedoms and social justice, has not been welcome by all.
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