While Alice Walker has refused to have her book “The Color Purple “ republished in Hebrew for the reason that Israel is an Apartheid State applying racist policies ,the BDS -that seeks the cultural and academic boycott of Israel and to which Walker caters- seems to have won another victory. We are supposed –by now- to have grown familiar with the BDS-ie the NGOs and their ways of projecting the South African model on the Palestinian situation giving Israel the chance to become a legal state instead of a usurper state, and giving a happy ending to the Palestinian plight by marrying Palestine to Israel.
The story behind Walker’s statement and position is unclear , and whether she turned down a request from the Israeli publishing house or took the initiative herself to rekindle the matter and blow some life into her literary career and that of the BDS. In all cases the BDS people seem to be on a trip of some sort and they are not acting alone, they have states and governments behind them among the most powerful , and institutions among the strongest and businessmen among the fiercest that will assure the globalization of the Palestinian cause.
The anti Apartheid policy itself-as it was conceived for South Africa- was not such a success, it was a substitute to the real revolution that should have happened and restored fully the rights of the original people ; instead we ended up with a semi revolution where the blacks were granted rights that did not really benefit them , in addition to the fact that Mandela linked the country to the global economy which caused great mischief .This was an aborted revolution with a pseudo revolutionary called Mandela who could not wait to become a big star .
The world establishment is definitely seeking to liquidate the Palestinian cause and for this nothing seems better than the kind of NGOs linked to the world order which will gradually and surely take over and seek solutions that fits Israel and the world order . It is the Palestinian cause itself that seems to be divested and sanctioned- not to say hijacked -at the hands of BDS and similar NGOs who -under the attractive label of denouncing and exposing Israel -are confiscating the cause to sell it to the highest bid .
It is one single battle from South Africa to Palestine passing by Syria and Iraq , and it is a clear battle between colonialist oppressors and colonized , and there is only one formula : that of armed struggle. Israel needs to be removed and Palestine needs to be liberated and this is what we must hear and see and achieve , and not the kind of global circus run by misleading NGO’s who aim at consecrating the state of Israel .