a boycott of Israel by people who disagree with its policies is not more outright racism or collective punishment, than the boycotts of South Africa - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Wouter
    • 28.03.12 | 12:13 (IST)

    There is no such thing as a 'right to have your stuff bought by foreigners'. Just like you are free to decide between a holiday to Turkey and one to the US, based on any criterium (political or otherwise) that you can think of (for example, perceived hostility towards your country), non-Israeli's have every right to buy or avoid buying Israeli (or Syrian) products. Collective punishment would be a blockade around Israel to stop pasta going through; not buying your stuff is not.

    from the article: Brooklyn food co-op votes against boycott of Israeli products
    First published 09:16 28.03.12 | Last updated 09:16 28.03.12
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