A group called BDS Norway have uploaded to YouTube this interview with BDS movement founder Omar Barghouti, filmed not too long before he was arrested for being a tax cheat.
The video is an exercise in “counting-the-lies” – the fact he can say what he does with a straight face makes more understandable how he could also cheat on his taxes.
Note in particular:
- His claim his “refugee background” was a reason he got involved in BDS. As a reminder, he was born in Qatar, before moving to Egypt, the US and only to Israel after marrying an Israeli-Arab woman.
- His father being one of the founders of terror group PLO in 1964, 3 years before the so-called occupation
- Him speaking about a “long heritage of non-violent palestinian popular resistance.”
- “We never lie about our goals.” You just did.
Keep in mind how much Barghouti has profited financially from BDS.
I suspect the next questioning he is part of is not so relaxed.