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Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian researcher, commentator and human rights activist. He is a founding member of 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. His book, BDS: The Global Struggle for Palestinian Rights, is published by Haymarket (2011).