Naomi Klein's letter to Berkeley students. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Roo
    • 09.04.10 | 18:35 (IDT)

    It's an eloquent letter of support for the students in their honourable efforts to further justice and peace. "Yet to argue that taking a clear stand against Israeli war crimes is somehow to "discriminate unfairly" against Israelis and Jews is to grossly pervert the language of human rights. Far from "singling out Israel," with Senate Bill 118A, you are acting within Berkeley's commendable and inspiring tradition." N. Klein. Burston's attempt to besmirch those efforts can and should be viewed as a lame attempt to prevent external pressures on Israel to change direction on the territories including east Jerusalem. As Netanyahu rightly says, he is pursuing policies that all Israeli PM's have pursued for 40 odd years and he is determined to continue as a matter of principle, nor should we expect any fundamental change under the next Gov'. It is for that reason alone that a selective divestment movement is justified and vital if a 'fundamental' change in policy toward the territories is desired. http://www.naomiklein.org/articles/2010/03/open-letter-berkeley-students-their-historic-israeli-divestment-bill

    from the article: Berkeley's Israel boycott: The occupation's new friend
    First published 15:54 08.04.10 | Last updated 16:51 08.04.10
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