Feb. 9, 2018
It was no dove of peace taking flight when Bjornar Moxnes, leader of the Red Party in the Norwegian parliament, released his nomination of the international BDS movement for the Nobel Peace Prize last week. In fact, I found myself thinking of Monty Python’s “Dead Parrot” sketch, featuring the deceased bird with “beautiful plumage” “pining for the fjords.”
The first falsehood marketed by the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is that it is pro-peace. The second is that it is pro-Palestinian rather than anti-Israeli in nature.