It’s fascinating to note that the people who claim to care most about human rights, that is, Palestinean human rights, violate many other human rights every day. The BDS (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions) movement have spread hate towards Jews, Israel and pro Israel people throughout the world. While many Palestineans would love to work with and live in Israel, receive medical treatment, food, water, electricity and medical supplies from Israel, the BDS constantly accuses Israel of cruelty and murder of innocent Palestineans. It makes one wonder if they’re fighting for the Palestinean people, or if the Palestineans are just an excuse to wipe Israel off the map.
As one female Muslim protester yells in perfect American English towards a Jewish person, “Go back to the ovens.” “You need a big oven that’s what you need!” Is this an effort to help the Palestineans or to create hate and antisemitism? Consistently, those who have fought for human rights, mostly spoke about human rights and not hatred and violence. Think about some of the following examples:
Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi one of the first to promote non-violent civil disobedience in order to free the people of India and allow them human rights and freedoms. Martin Luther King Jr. who also promoted non-violent civil disobedience in order to gain human and civil rights for the Afro-American population in the U.S. 14th Dalai Lama – a Buddhist monk and spiritual leader who initiated a non-violent struggle for the liberation of Tibet. He was consistent in his non-violence policy even in the face of extreme aggression.
People who are trying and succeed in achieving a positive goal, do not do so through violence and hatred. And that’s something to think about.