BDS is gaining global traction as an effective and responsible protest against Israel's settlements – in contrast to Scarlett Johansson’s endorsement.
Dr. Hanan Ashrawi is a member of the PLO Executive Committee and holds responsibility for the Department of Culture and Information.
Over and again, the Palestinian leadership has been asked: What are our expectations of the Israeli elections? Our answer: Peace is nowhere in sight.
Palestine is seeking UN recognition in accordance with international law, but Israel claims that this constitutes a barrier to peace, or even “diplomatic terror.” The idea that we are supposed to get permission from our oppressor to obtain our freedom is simply absurd.
Peace is a phase of healing that must be established on truth, justice, transparency and equality. There is no other formula.
To understand the absurdity of the occupation, we might as well ask the State of Israel how many permits it issues to its Jewish citizens during the celebration of Passover. The answer? Not a single one.