"The goal, punishing Israel, is in fact punishing those in Israel who are most likely to be striving for peace, much to the joy of those opposed to peace who can point to the asinine nature of the boycott." - Mark L Since I oppose the boycott at this time, I don't want to work too hard on defending some aspect of it. I don't think the academics expected that their boycott would be the end of boycotting. They probably wanted to show the way to many others. In this sense they had a practical goal in mind. Indeed, the NATFHE organization expected to go out of business within days (by merging), so the boycotters knew their own action would not last, but its effects might.
Israeli High Court orders Israel to return bodies of Palestinians killed at Qalandiyah (Haaretz)
Palestinians report four people wounded, including three children, in Israeli airstrikes before dawn on Thursday. Israel said its attacks were in response to mortar fire at IDF soldiers.10:47 05.05.16 | 4 comments
When Adolf Hitler first sent Jews to die, Europeans and Americans agreed that it was not their problem. Israel may be about to make the same mistake about Assad's killings in Syria.11:04 05.05.16 | 0 comments
Critics blame the emotional trauma inflicted on teenagers, the high cost imposed on parents, and the nationalist message at the expense of universal values.10:56 05.05.16 | 0 comments