Growing momentum in US to Isolate Israel: Researcher

The growing movement in the United States to isolate Israel is an effective strategy to force the “fascist” regime to retreat from occupied Palestinian territories, according to a researcher in South Africa.

The European fascism that flourished during World War II “was exported with the creation of the Israeli regime in 1948 in Palestine,” said David Van Wyk, lead researcher at the Bench Marks Foundation in Johannesburg.

“This kind of fascism really, really is unacceptable in the 21st century, it’s the kind of thing that should’ve been left behind in 1945 at the end of World War II,” Van Wyk told Press TV on Wednesday.

He made the comments after one of the largest Christian Protestant denominations in the United States overwhelmingly approved a resolution calling for divestment from companies that profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.

The United Church of Christ voted Tuesday to boycott products from Israeli settlements and divest from companies with business in the Israeli-occupied Palestinian territories, underscoring the growing momentum of a US protest movement against Israeli policy.

 

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