I think we both know, that the vast majority of observers from abroad (even among Israels friends) would answer that question with "further", don't we.....??? But the defini- tive answer to that question, we will only get once Israel has withdrawn from the WB, allowed a viable Palestinian state there, and lifted the siege on Gaza. If violence/terrorism still continues by then, the Israel supporters will be proven right, and we Israel critics will be proven wrong. But until that has happened, the Palestini- ans (Arabs) will continue to enjoy the "occupation-excuse", and I'm afraid rightly so.... With regard to boycott threats, I know this is a tough one to swallow even for liberal Diaspora Jews like you, but what should the world community do, if all the "nice words" (and reprimands) won't change a thing on the ground....??? Can you expect the world community to have sanctioned South Africa, Serbia, Saddam's Iraq, Zim- babwe, Cuba etc., but then refrain from doing so when it comes to Israel....??? You know as well as I do, to what kind of allegations and conspiracy theories that will lead again..... P.S. I agree, that in a super-fair world, countries like China (Tibet) or Russia (Chechenia) should also face boycott threats, but unfortunately that's not what we are living in....
Clashes between IDF and protesters in Bethlehem and East Jerusalem (Reuters)
from the article: Boycotting the boycotters