Americans are supporting the international movement of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) against Israel because they are sick and tired of Washington’s support for Tel Aviv, says a political commentator in Los Angeles.
In an interview with Press TV on Monday, James Morris said the BDS movement “is growing around the world and of course, Israelis and the Zionist-occupied Congress in America doesn’t like it, but that doesn’t matter, the rest of the world is waking up.”
Morris said supporting the BDS by a prominent industrial union in the United States is basically symbolic as more Americans are “waking up to the atrocities that the Israelis have committed in Palestine.”
The United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America union voted in favor of a resolution entitled “Justice and Peace for the Peoples of Palestine and Israel" and called on the US to cut off financial support to Tel Aviv.
The BDS campaign, which began in 2005, encourages organizations and institutions such as universities and churches to divest from Israel until the fundamental rights of the Palestinians have been recognized.
“Unless the Americans wake up to the influence of the Israel lobby to include wealthy Jewish donors like I just mentioned [Sheldon] Adelson and [Haim] Saban and AIPAC and other Israel lobby, like the Foundation for Defense of Democracies, which is pushing to kill Iran deal, you know, America still is in a position where it’s dominated by Zionism, but at least some people are waking up more and more are waking up and that’s because of the alternative media,” Morris said.
He noted that supporting the Iran nuclear agreement “is excellent because you have many also in America, who are sick and tired of these wars for Israel in the Middle East, like we saw In Iraq.”
“And the same cast of characters as President [Barack] Obama had pointed out, the neo-conservatives and other Israel lobby are pushing for another war for Israel against Iran and obviously people don’t like that. They are sick and tired of war in America, especially when the war is for Israel,” Morris added.