Jun. 18, 2018
- Study: BDS Does Palestinians More Harm than Good – Ariel Kahana
Nabil Basherat, 44, is a department head at SodaStream. Nadia Aloush, 50, is the manager of the Mishor Adumim branch of Rami Levy, Israel’s third-largest supermarket chain. Dajani Daoudi, 72, director of American studies at Al-Quds University in eastern Jerusalem, had to resign his position following the uproar over a trip he led of Palestinian university students to Auschwitz-Birkenau. Their stories are included in the new study Defeating Denormalization: Shared Palestinian and Israeli Perspectives on a New Path to Peace, published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
Together with independent Israeli Arab journalist Khaled Abu Toameh and Professor Ali Qleibo, they are asking Palestinians, Israelis and the rest of the world to put aside politics and calls for boycotts and focus on how to improve the lives of the Arabs living in the West Bank. “Any progress towards a solution between us and the Palestinians has to be based on cooperation and not on the approach promoted by the BDS movement,” said Jerusalem Center President Dore Gold. (Israel Hayom)