Objectivity and its discontents (Jeff Northridge #60) - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Tosefta
    • 18.04.07 | 19:05 (IDT)

    Jeff, when something is wrong, I refuse to follow it. The reasons given by the NUJ are wrong. That does not mean that the various calls for a boycott heard in England are wrong. There is a reason for these calls, mostly the treatment of the Palestinians. Britain suffers less from guilt over the Holocaust and it seems this frees Britons to express themselves more freely. Israel should be listening and worrying about what might be coming one day. P.S. I don't think the calls for a boycott necessarily have no effect. Fewer people might buy Israeli products, and fewer academics might collaborate with Israelis. P.P.S. The Israeli ambassador's reaction also does not pass the test of logic: "It is a shame that an organization that represents journalists threatens to boycott goods from Israel only one day after worrying rumors surfaced about the fate of one of the union's own members." So if a British journalist was kidnapped and killed, does this allow Israel to commit impermissible acts?

    from the article: Guardian editor condemns U.K. journalists' call to boycott Israel
    First published 00:00 18.04.07 | Last updated 00:00 18.04.07
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