'Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions' movement co- founder to speak at MLA conference
Among the many proposed solutions to the conflict between Israel and Palestine is Omar Barghouti's BDS movement. The BDS movement calls for boycotts, divestment and sanctions against Israel "until it complies with international law and Palestinian rights." Academic boycotts are one form of boycotts the movement engages in to try to achieve its goals. Barghouti is taking part in a panel discussion at the annual MLA conference in Chicago, titled "Academic Boycotts: A Conversation about Israel and Palestine." The panel has received a great deal of attention as well as criticism for only providing one point-of-view on the issue. Barghouti says the criticism is unfounded. He joins in studio.