Debating BDS with Cornel West

“I recently debated Professor Cornel West of Harvard about the boycott movement against Israel. The topic was resolved: “The boycott, divestiture and sanctions (BDS) movement will help bring about the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”

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  • simus1

    Cornel West, the black Jerry Lewis.

    • Art Deco

      Jerry Lewis was funny ha ha, not funny strange.

      • Islamic reformation is the only thing that will “bring about the resolution of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict”.

        Don’t expect it soon.

  • Art Deco

    West, like every other advocate for the Arab cause, is a scandal. If the Arab political bosses wanted a territorial settlement, they could have had one in 2000 and in 2008. They rejected these proposals because that isn’t what they want.

    Between 2003 and 2008, a bevy of agencies undertook surveys of the Arab population on the West Bank and Gaza. The surveys are available through Polling the Nations. What the survey’s revealed is that for north of 1/3 of the Arab public therein, a non-negotiable feature of any settlement is the dissolution of the State of Israel. For another 30%, a non-negotiable item is that anyone on the UNRWA dole, or on the West Bank, or in Gaza be permitted to settle in Israel at their own discretion (“right of return”). These are the sort of stances you maintain when you’re in a position to dictate terms to a vanquished enemy. The Arabs have never been in such a position, but they’re happy to play let’s pretend (at least as long as the foreign aid is flowing).

    Recall also competitive elections were finally held in the West Bank and Gaza in 2006. About 40% went to Al Fatah, the double-dealing mafia who’d strung Israel along for 7 years and then launched the 2d intifada; 45% went to Hamas, who make their political stances quite clear; another 7% went to a red-brown coalition who use a different idiom than Hamas but who have the same basic policy goals.

    None of this is esoteric information. There can be no settlement with the Arabs because their terms are ‘bend your neck for the axe’. So what is it? Does Cornel West want dead Jews or is he pig ignorant, or is he simply an unserious person?

  • Uncommunist

    Beaten like a rented mule.

  • vwVwwVwv

    Two Leftists singing cumbaya together, pha, this black thing is under influence of drugs.

  • Shebel

    Frizzy hair , ugly glasses ,a scraggly beard and a low IQ does tend to make for a stimulating conversation—
    What is with the PINK sleeve on the finger of the smart one?

    • Observer

      That looks like a pink post-it note sticking up from the book or notes he is resting his hand upon.

  • Observer

    Alan Dershowitz must have nerves of steel to debate a bald-faced liar like Cornel West.

    I know it can be extremely frustrating to debate someone who makes up “facts” as they need them to defend their position.