Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights

Omar Barghouti


Aakar Books, Delhi, 2016

312 pages

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International boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) efforts helped topple South Africa's brutal apartheid regime. In this urgent book, Omar Barghouti makes the case for a rights-based BDS campaign to stop Israel's rapacious occupation, colonization, and apartheid against the Palestinian people. This considered, convincing collection contributes to the growing debate on Israel's violations of international law and points the way forward to a united global civil society movement for freedom, justice, self-determination, and equality for all.

Omar Barghouti

Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian commentator and human rights activist. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel.


Barghouti reminds us what public responsibility entails, and we are lucky to have his relentless and intelligent analysis and argument. There is no more comprehensive and persuasive case than his for boycott, divestment, and sanctions to end the Israeli occupation and establish the ethical claim of Palestinian rights.

Judith Butler, University of California at Berkeley

For the first time, we have in front of us a succinct and poignant case made for the BDS strategy vis-à-vis Israel. There is no one better placed to make this case than Omar Barghouti, as this book shows clearly. . . . This is a must read for anyone interested in, and committed to, the Palestine cause, regardless of their particular stance on the BDS strategy.

Ilan Pappé, University of Exeter, and co-author of Gaza in Crisis

Those who think they are free to disregard international law because they are powerful . . . are dead wrong. At the same time, it is the tolerance of such behavior that has led Israel to believe that they can literally get away with murder. . . . Omar Barghouti's book . . . is timely and responsibly written by a man who understands that creative and relentless nonviolence is the only way out of the dire situation in which Palestine, and our entire world for that matter, finds itself.

Father Miguel d'Escoto Brockmann, M.M., former president of the UN General Assembly

No one has done more to build the intellectual, legal, and moral case for BDS than Omar Barghouti. The global Palestinian solidarity movement has been transformed and is on the cusp of major breakthroughs.

Naomi Klein, author of The Shock Doctrine