Fury over Brooklyn College BDS Event is "Desperation" for Growing Israel Criticism [Glenn Greenwald @ DemocracyNow1]
- uploaded: Feb 7, 2013
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DemocracyNow.org - New York politicians are threatening to cut funding to Brooklyn College if the school hosts a forum Thursday night about the Palestinian-led campaign to boycott and divest from Israel. Speaking to Democracy Now!, Guardian columnist and former constitutional attorney Glenn Greenwald says the backlash against Brooklyn College exemplifies a worry amongst supporters of the Israeli government about growing criticism of its policies. "As public opinion turns against the actions of the Israeli government as they become more extremist, more ultra-nationalist, more committed to the oppression of the Palestinians, you do see more desperation on the part of those who want to exclude and stigmatize all criticisms of Israel," Greenwald says.
To watch this entire interview on Democracy Now!, along with a discussion one of the featured speakers at the event, author and activist Omar Barghouti, a founding member of the BDS movement and author of "Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights," visit http://owl.li/hu5Kp.
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