If the new bill is passed imposing a seven-year sentence on activists in the BDS movement against Israel and its products for harming the country and its foreign relations, it will mark a giant step in the constitutional revolution the right-wing nationalist government has been making in recent years. This revolution is progressing at a terrifying pace under the patronage of a fraud that’s second to none. It’s as if the struggle for human rights (and not the attacks on them) could be considered harming the country; as if a country and its policies, citizenship and ideology were one. As if ideologies hadn’t yet brought about the destruction of countries in which power was awarded to the ideologues.
Yet maybe a glimmer of hope is hiding here. This bill to protect the occupation could very well bring nearer the end of the repression and subjugation of the Palestinian people at the hands of Israel, and along with it the chance – maybe the last – of both peoples to live in peace.
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