PA President Mahmoud Abbas in South-AfricaA Slap in the Face for Anti-Israel BDS Movement – by Khaled Abu Toameh – December 17, 2013 – Gatestone Institute

Abbas’s stance against the BDS campaign should serve as a wake up call to all its supporters, especially those who are not Palestinians, that negative campaigns only serve to promote hatred and extremism in the region.

Many Palestinians seem to share Abbas’s view. That is why many Palestinians continue to do business with Israelis on a daily basis and continue to hold joint conferences in Israel and different parts of the world. …

The international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions [BDS] against Israel received a slap in the face last week from Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

As BDS supporters continue to campaign against Israel around the world, Abbas, asked about his position regarding the BDS campaign at a press conference in Johannesburg, where he was attending Nelson Mandela’s funeral, stated that he does not support the boycott of Israel. …

Lees ook:”Abbas: Don’t boycott Israel” – The Times of Israel” – By Yoel Goldman December 13, 2013

Infuriating activists, PA president tells reporters in South Africa he backs boycott of settlements but not of Israel, with whom ‘we have relations’

“BDS Activists Infuriated by Abbas Rejection of Boycotts of Israel”

BDS, le mouvement « Boycott Israël » vient de se prendre une bonne claque !

Gatestone Institute / Algemeiner – foto: PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Zuid-Afrika