On Saturday, in Chicago, the Democratic Socialists of America voted to approve a motion endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.
Immediately after the motion passed, those attending the convention enthusiastically took part in a chant calling for the elimination of the Jewish State (an action which would of course make boycott, divestment and sanctions redundant).
Pictured: Two twitterpated young bucks celebrate in the aftermath of the passing a motion Saturday at the Democratic Socialists convention endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel
The Democrat Socialists of America did not approve, or even vote on, on any motions to support “Boycott, Divestment and and Sanctions” against any other country.
— the bds kid 🌹 (@kid_mao) August 5, 2017
What the crowd chanted, as can be seen from the Twitter video immediately above, was: ”From the river to the sea, Palestine will be free.” The “river” refers to the Jordan River, the eastern boundary, for the most part, of Israel. The “sea” refers to the Mediterranean Sea, the western boundary, for the most part, of Israel. The longstanding chant implies the geographic erasure of Israel and its replacement with an entity called “Palestine” (a country that has never actually existed in the history of the world).
Pictured: A so-called-“Palestinian” flag is flown in celebration immediately after the passing a motion Saturday at the Democratic Socialists convention endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel
A copy of this statement from the resolution was tweeted by an attendee and provided by Legal Insurrection:
Israel is hated not just because it is Jewish, but also because it is viewed as an outpost of American-led oppression of non-whites, colonialism and imperialism. Under the now-fashionable doctrine of intersectionality, Israel is held out as the unique connecting force among capitalist and American-imperialist evils, much as the Jew has been held out in history through anti-Semitic conspiracy theories.
For radical leftists in the U.S. this intersectionality agenda manifests itself in a desire to replace capitalism with socialism or communism, and in the Middle East to promote an Islamist supremacist agenda which denies the Jews any rightful claim to self-determination in the historical homeland of the Jews. This creates very strange alliances, such as LGBT leftists aligning with Islamists who suppress LGBT persons in every country where Islamists rule.
The BDS movement, embodying this intersectionality through boycotts against Israeli academics, artists and businesses, exploits and stokes racial tension to turn racial issues, such at the Ferguson riots and Black Lives Matter, into anti-Israel movements. One of the most egregious examples of anti-Semitic intersectionality is the Deadly Exchange Campaign by the anti-Israel group Jewish Voice for Peace, which falsely blames Israel and American Jewish organizations for U.S. police shootings of blacks.
Israel’s i24News noted, in its coverage of this story, that the vote took place “on the Jewish Sabbath, meaning religious Jews could not take part.” The reality, however, is that there were probably few, and more likely zero, religious Jews at the Democrat Socialists’ convention. Religious Jews tend to have much more right-of-center views than their secular, “culturally Jewish” co-ethnics.
One reason that Israel might be other than panicked about potential economic losses stemming from the Democratic Socialists’ convention is the group’s past endorsement of lifelong sponge Bernie Sanders as favored candidate for the presidency in the 2016 presidential elections, suggesting the organization itself appeals to personal-economic-activity-challenged individuals. Sanders in 1971 was asked to leave a hippie commune in 1971 due to a personal work /”sitting around talking about politics” ratio too insufficient even to meet the commune’s inevitably very low standard.