In most democracies, boycotts should really be at national and - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Smadar
    • 16.07.10 | 07:10 (IDT)

    international levels where democracies exercise their right to be influential in deterring threats, discrimination, etc. But boycotting individuals and institutions is more of having a political agenda and perhaps infringe on the democratic right individuals have. David Landau, a courageous peace advocate and respected former editor of Haaretz, knows the damage that stifling and fining the democratic rights of Israelis to protest is not conducive to real democracies. Sometimes boycotts work, eg. Starbucks in Israel. At other times the boycotts advocated similarities to the time of Nazi-occupied Germany, boycotting Jews from universities, businesses, etc. It's better to resolve the problems which precipitate boycotts.PS. I hope I'm not fined NIS 30,000 for stating an opinion on boycotts.

    from the article: Boycott the Knesset
    First published 02:20 16.07.10 | Last updated 02:20 16.07.10
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