Singling Israel out for economic punishment exonerates Israel?s enemies from any responsibility for the conflict. Furthermore, by focusing exclusively on Israel, the measure ignores the egregious human rights records of dozens of totalitarian regimes around the world. Isolating Israel economically is the wrong approach. It is far more effective to encourage the parties in the Middle East to accept Israel?s legitimacy and to foster deeper political and economic cooperation. As the book ?Start-Up Nation: The Story of Israel's Economic Miracle? by Dan Senor and Saul Singer shows, investing in israel can help generate regional prosperity, promote good will and contribute to the pursuit of peace. The ASUC bill will not contribute a whit to the advancement of peace in the Middle East and will only serve to divide the Berkeley community.
Russian airstrikes hit Syrian provinces of Hama and Idlib (Reuters)
from the article: A surgical strike on Israel's wallet could end the occupation