In my view, most of the time, Mehdi Hasan misses the mark. This time, he hits the bull's eye dead center with every shot (video below).
Incoming members of Congress, Ilhan Omar and Rashida Tlaib, have both come out in favor of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement — the first House members to ever do so. Critics, however, suggest that BDS is anti-Semitic and undermines a two-state solution in the Middle East. Others say supporters of BDS aren't consistent in their criticism of human rights and unfairly focus on the actions of Israel. In his latest video essay, The Intercept's Mehdi Hasan examines — and debunks — some of the myths and controversies surrounding the BDS movement.
I completely supported BDS against South Africa. I was never anti-White. I was against racism. I still am. I support BDS against Israel. I have never been anti-Jew. I am against Zionist impunity. What I'm not for concerning BDS is going so far that people are reduced to poverty or must go without health care and sanitation and such. So, I think it would be fair to say that I'm not about punishing Zionists for their evil but more not rewarding them for it, not looking the other way about it.