Jonathan Freedland at the BDS Debate

You might have read this report in The JC of Jonathan Freedland’s depressing experience at the South Bank Centre’s Boycott debate against Omar Barghouti, a few days ago.

Jonathan lost, and said this:

A clearly shaken Mr Freedland told the audience: “Tonight has been hugely revealing. I thought my disagreement with the boycott movement was because I want to see the end of occupation and you want to see the end of occupation and it was an argument about tactics.

“What has come through loud and clear is your motivation is not actually just the end of occupation but it’s with Israel itself – you have a fundamental problem with it.”

You can hear Jonathan’s closing remarks at 1:38 here.

Oh, and can I ask as a special favour, please give the “kapo” and “court Jew” stuff a bit of a break. It is dull and nasty.


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