As one would expect, Finkelstein's--perhaps former--comrades in the anti-Israel world are none too pleased with his break from the party line. One of them, As'ad AbuKhalil--California State University, Stanislaus political science professor and purveyor of the "Angry Arab News Service"--provides a "critique" at al-Akhbar in which he makes the following admission:
Finkelstein rightly asks whether the real aim of BDS is to bring down the state of Israel. Here, I agree with him that it is. That should be stated as an unambiguous goal. There should not be any equivocation on the subject. Justice and freedom for the Palestinians are incompatible with the existence of the state of Israel.
One thing about AbuKhalil: At least he's up front about his genocidal aims. Campus Watch covered a recent lecture of his at the University of California, Berkeley in which he displayed a shocking lust for violence against Israelis. It's disturbing that one's taxpayer dollars, not to mention the next generation, are being sacrificed at the altar of such blatant radicalism.