In a live webinar, Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement founder Omar Barghouti declared that if Israel develops a vaccine against the coronavirus, anti-Israel boycotters are permitted to use it.
In a webinar called “BDS and Anti-normalization: The most important strategies to fight against the deal of the century, even in the time of COVID-19,” Barghouti said, “Cooperating with Israel against the virus – to begin with, we didn’t consider it normalization. If Israel finds a cure for cancer, for example, or any other virus, then there is no problem in cooperating with Israel to save millions of lives.”
He added that “up until now, we have not been in a situation where we need Israel urgently and no one else can save us but Israel. If that will happen, saving lives is more important than anything else.”
In response, the Israeli Advocacy Movement tweeted, “This is how he boycotts Israel: He chose to go to Tel Aviv University / He uses technology built in Israel / He wont boycott Covid-19 vaccines developed in Israel. Total hypocrite.”