Reformed Pastor David Fischler has just put up a posting entitled, “Spokesperson for the mainline.” The posting contains a video and is about Judith LeBlanc, Vice Chairperson of the Communist Party speaking to the U.N. Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People on behalf of the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation. That is an organization that is supported by most of the mainline churches. It is the group supported by the Israel/Palestine Mission Network of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
In the speech LeBlanc makes several comments that are to be expected. She refers to the occupation of Palestine and states that it is a sixty year occupation. And she speaks about overcoming the complete occupation. This has been the goal of most people in the Boycott, Divestment Sanctions movement, to turn all of Jewish Israel into an Arab state.
But what is unexpected is the blatant lie that LeBlanc uses in her speech. Speaking of the need of the campaign against Israel to focus on the United States, changing its citizens thinking, she states:
There are new and important examples toward this end. In California member groups of the U.S. Campaign to end Israeli occupation successfully campaigned to place a referendum on the state wide ballot in the next election. It calls on the state to divest teacher and student worker’s retirement pension funds from companies that profit from the Israeli occupation. (Bold mine.)But the truth is that those involved in the campaign have no idea about whether it is succeeding or not. In an interview by the Socialist Worker, one of the activists, Chris Yatooma, when asked about their success states:
Two and half months into the campaign, we don't have a realistic count of the signatures gathered. In early December, we plan to hold a statewide conference call with our county and regional coordinators to see how many signatures we have gathered at that point. Still, because most of the petitions are being circulated via the Web site and e-mail attachments, we won't have a good grasp of the numbers until mid-January.At the web site for the ballot initiative there is no notice that the referendum is already successful. This is a ploy many in the BDS movement have been using as I explained in an earlier post, IPMN, the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement and its many hoaxes...UPDATE...and now a correction. On the Divest From Israel site several other supposedly successful campaigns are listed. But at least one is a complete hoax; the other is not at the moment successful.
Not only is LeBlanc lying to the UN; the whole BDS movement is lying about what their final goal is. At the blog, Divest This, one can gather several very good resources to help those at both universities and other institutions fight against divestment. One such resource can be down loaded; it is The BDS Cookbook - Recipes for defeating BDS
In the resource is a link to a video that explains the true goals of the BDS movement. I am placing it below. To see the video of LeBlanc speaking go to “Spokesperson for the mainline.”