U.S. Backs Down And Grants Visa to Omar Barghouti, Palestinian Advocate Of Israel Boycott

From Democracy Now!   April 11, 2011

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This weekend saw the heaviest attacks on Gaza by Isreali forces since the 2008-2009 war on Gaza. Nineteen Palestinians were killed. We speak to Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, author of the new book, Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights. After months of extended delays and an international public pressure campaign, in March the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem granted Barghouti a visa to visit the United States for his book tour.

Filed under Israel & Palestine
Omar Barghouti, one of the founding members of BDS, a non-violent campaign to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel until it complies with international law. His book ‘Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights’ (Haymarket) has just been published.
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