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Letter from Richard Sherman: Euphemisms Cannot Change Reality

Dear Letter to the Editor:


Euphemisms by Chris McGreal that BDS is "to mobilize nonviolent international pressure" on Israel cannot change the reality that Omar Barghouti, a founder of BDS, has declared since 2005 that the sole purpose of BDS is the euthanasia of Israel. ("Zionists group uses US antiterrorism laws to Sue Palestinian Activists"). A student of history Barghouti knows full well that Nazi T4 Euthanasia Program was the foundation of the Final Solution of the Jews as enacted in the Wannsee Protocols in January 1942. His use of the word euthanasia leaves no doubt that he founded BDS to continue the antisemitic eliminationist mission formalized by Reinhard Heydrich and Adolf Eichmann at the Wannsee Conference.


The proponents of Barghouti's BDS, just as the proponents of Joseph Goebbels boycotts, are and were both focused on the euthanasia of Jews in one form or another, Mr. McGreal's euphemisms notwithstanding. There is and was nothing non violent about either one.


Richard Sherman

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