Democracy Now! speaks to Palestinian activist Omar Barghouti, author of the new book, “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights.” After months of extended delays and an international public pressure campaign, in March the U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem granted Barghouti a visa to visit the United States for his book tour.
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. He holds a bachelor’s and master’s degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University, NY, and a master’s degree in philosophy (ethics) from Tel Aviv University.