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    • MarkC
    • 02.08.10 | 16:03 (IDT)

    Anyone in favor of a two-state solution must be in favor of intense external pressure on Israel, because that's the only way it's going to happen. Israel is politically incapable of making this happen on its own. The problem with boycotts, as Burston acknowledges, is that they are usually confused, conflicted, unfocused, dishonest, and a Trojan horse for mostly unworthy motivations. That's why I'm against them, but am in favor of behind-the-scenes arm-twisting, which anyway will be more effective.

    from the article: A Special Place in Hell / Rethinking Israel boycotts, the ADL and a N.Y. mosque
    First published 15:11 02.08.10 | Last updated 15:11 02.08.10
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