September 24, 2015

Palestinian human rights activist: Anti-Israel boycott movement is "bull****"

Igal HechtIsrael Correspondent

Here is Part 2 of my interview with Palestinian human rights advocate, Bassem Eid, where we focus on the anti-semitic BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement.

Eid sets the record straight about the use of the word "apartheid" to describe Israel, saying that those who make this claim are essentially anti-semitic. He also explains why BDS actually only hurts the Palestinians they claim to care about.

You don't want to miss this very illuminating discussion.


(Cameraman: Lior Cohen)


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commented 2015-09-25 00:49:37 -0400
ALWAYS!! There’s no such thing as a movement for “betterment of man”, it’s always one bad-guy replacing another, and the stupid public, that thinks they’re “oh so clever”, proving what gullible idiots they are! Repeat ad nausea!

Hyacinth – thks for the book recommendation. I’ll check it out for sure! (I think we should have a book club lol).
commented 2015-09-24 21:03:16 -0400
@ Mancave Wing
“living in a world of unicorns and rainbows…” Priceless!! I must remember that.

Came across this recently: you can read excerpts from the book online (Google search) or purchase it through Amazon.
The Liberal Mind: The Psychological Causes of Political Madness by Lyle H. Rossiter, Jr., M.D.

Check out for a full description.

It explains a lot.
commented 2015-09-24 18:00:10 -0400
Just by the way Mr Brinkman….when Canada builds a naval vessel the last ditch air defence is the most expensive weapon on the ship…it is called “phalanx”…a robotic Gatling gun that is capable of cutting a wire towed behind an aircraft into segments that are never more than nine inches long……we pay retail for it.

The deck guns….just like the deck guns of every other naval vessel in the world ….are supplied by Bofors of socialist paradise Sweden ….who guard their neutrality zealously for that very reason.
commented 2015-09-24 17:19:07 -0400
Brinkman why are no Muslim countries taking refugees? Israel is the only country in the area who helps the Palestinians , maybe go there once in your life.
commented 2015-09-24 16:53:51 -0400
Brinkman certainly does live in his own little reality.

Has anyone noticed how he has not posted any comments defending the statement, “A good diplomatic start would be for Canada to stop selling weapons of mass destruction to Israel.”?

This means he knows full well it was an outright blatant lie. I bet he does not realize just how unethical it is to blatantly lie like that, but for the leftists the end justifies the means, so if he had convinced anyone that Canada does sell weapons of mass destruction to Israel, then his lie would have been made okay … in his perverted mind.

Ahhhhh, the fluid morality of the left / socialist must free oneself from a lot of guilt.
commented 2015-09-24 16:51:15 -0400
Brinkman; You cannot come to peaceful diplomatic solutions, with people who believe in the Dogma of Islam. This is the same as a Conservative trying to show the Liberals or NDP the error of their ways. Dogma, Dogma, Dogma.
commented 2015-09-24 15:46:49 -0400
But in answer to those who insist that no WMDs were found in Iraq……..there was a substantial amount of “yellow cake” seized in Iraq and sold to Canada….presumably to be used at Chalk River.
commented 2015-09-24 15:44:11 -0400
Mr Brinkman, Canada does not export weapons of any sort to anyone. Colt Canada manufactures the C-16 assault rifle for our troops and currently manufactures the new rifle for the Arctic Rangers under licence from Finnland. All other military materiel is imported and we pay retail. Our naval vessels are the only war machines we make, though we do manufacture sophisticated sonar bouys and various electronic gear and accessories.

So you got your wish Mr Brinkman….Canada stopped providing Israel with weapons of mass destruction by virtue of the fact that we don’t have any…….now the Liberals on the other hand permitted Chalk River (a peaceful “medical isotope” nuclear facility conveniently located inside the wire at Camp Pettiwawa) to produce a little weapon grade plutonium on the QT for the Americans during the Cold War……the Tories threatened to privatize it when……oh never mind…..:-)
commented 2015-09-24 14:45:53 -0400
Brinkman . . . typical Brain Dead Socialist . . . Israel, the ONLY Democracy in the ME . . . where Arabs, Christians and Jews can participate in the govt and freedom. But YOU are against that?
The characteristic emotion of the Leftist is not envy. It’s rage Leftists are committed to grievance, not truth . . .
“Much that passes as idealism is disguised hatred or disguised love of power” — Bertrand Russell
commented 2015-09-24 13:43:59 -0400
Brinkman is living in a world of unicorns and rainbows… That must be pretty good kool aid you are drinking there? You really believe that diplomacy is going to work in the Middle East? You cannot reason with crazy lunatics, remember that was attempted with Hitler? We all know how that turned out. I do not blame Israel for standing up for themselves and dealing with issues on their own. After what the Jewish people faced in Europe before and during WW2, they know better not to rely on other countries to help them. Israel will not let history repeat itself if they have something to say about it. Douglas Mcewen, I totally agree.
commented 2015-09-24 13:32:57 -0400
I stand with Israel , the heart of goodness in the middle east.
commented 2015-09-24 13:31:37 -0400
Weapons of mass destruction? Too funny!

Brinkman – You are correct about Saudi – and a few others for that matter – non islamics have to keep their mouths shut and their eyes on the ground in front of them as they work in those places.

There will never be a peaceful settlement between Israel and the arabs in our life time.

The UN has two agencies that deal with refugees – the UN High Commission on Refugees and the UN Relief and Works Agency. The UNHCR deals with refugees throughout the world (but not Palestinians) and has some 8,000 employees worldwide. UNRWA is dedicated to caring for “Palestinian refugees” only – who, by the definitions of the UN, will be refugees forever and are eligible for all benefits for endless generations. UNRWA has some 35,000 employees in several countries. UNRWA survives and thrives by ensuring the Palis stay as they are today.

While the UNHCR has a goal of re-settling refugees in new homelands, UNRWA is dedicated to keeping the Palis refugees forever. Obviously, over time, the task of UNRWA in feeding the Palis only gets larger. In a more moral and just world, the UN would shift priorities and resources from so-called Palestinians to real refugees elsewhere who desperately need help now. Not going to happen. Follow that money trail – if you dare – it is interesting. It is in the billions of dollars per year.

Now one example. Refugee from the Palestinian Territories comes to Canada – becomes a citizen. Misses his family. Returns to the Territories. Applies for refugee status. And is not receiving UN benefits – and traveling to Canada a couple of times a year to use his benefits. Happens all the time. I know this one because he used to work in the office about two doors down.

Entitled Canucks not only have no idea – they would probably endorse this man’s actions.

And finally – having worked for the corrupt UN for some time – Palestinians also share a border with Jordan. Jordan will not let them in.

The next time someone tells us free speech in Canada allows us to say what we want about the Jews think on this one:

“Do that against the islamics and you might end up in front of a human rights tribunal – and you will lose – they are rigged to keep us from saying too much!”

commented 2015-09-24 13:29:43 -0400
Charleton asked, “How dumb can the left get?”

I don’t think we have any method of measuring to that extreme. Take a look at the absolutely brain dead things Brinkman, Jimmy and Terry post here.
commented 2015-09-24 13:26:24 -0400
Brinkman said, “A good diplomatic start would be for Canada to stop selling weapons of mass destruction to Israel.”

What??? Canada has no weapons of mass destruction Brinkman. Explain yourself, Brinkman!
commented 2015-09-24 13:22:58 -0400
Yes Douglas Mcewen that is true. Boycotting products from goods made in the WB is dumb beyond belief. It hurts the Pals who enjoy a high standard on living compared to Gaza. How dumb can the left get?
commented 2015-09-24 13:21:37 -0400
It never occurred to me, but it makes perfect sense; happy, prosperous Palestinians is the LAST thing the left wants. They will lose interest in revolution and become middle class suburbanites.
commented 2015-09-24 12:36:08 -0400
And what weapons of mass destruction would that be, Mr. Brinkman? Troubling, my ass. Jew haters are using boycott of Israel as a masquerade and you know it very well. Peddle your BS somewhere else, you will find no takers here.