Israel: The Boycott Revisited
by Uri Avnery, 12 SEPTEMBER 2009
A heated international controversy has been brewing since the publication of a high-level South African study which equates the situation in Palestine with an Israeli system of apartheid. The study has prompted numerous personnalities - such as Neve Gordon on the pages of the New York Times - to call once again on the international community to boycott Israeli products. Uri Avnery, co-founder of the Peace Bloc (Gush Shalom), is sharply opposed. He defends the view that a distinction should be made between the good Israelis and the evil settlers. Consequently, the boycott should only target those products originating from the settlements. According to Avnery, a general boycott would be counterproductive since it would further cement the Jews against the Arabs.
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The Boycott Revisited [Voltaire]