position of principle not always "anti semitism" - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
  • p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap p.TextOutput { R static java.lang.String p.mt = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; R static java.lang.String p.publicInterfaces = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValued'; R static java.lang.String p.beanClass = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.SingleValuePolicy'; RW java.lang.String value = '0'; R transient java.lang.Object _data = 'com.polopoly.cm.app.policy.NumberInputPolicy'; },ModelStore=com.polopoly.model.ModelStoreInMap
    • victor
    • 27.08.06 | 14:44 (IDT)

    Cultural, sport and other boycotts are a way for people who aren't in positions of political power to do what they can to protest against a policy they find intolerable. Here, as with the apartheid movement, I dont think its motived by racism (anti semitism) but by a hand-on-heart objection. In the apatheid case it was an important thread in the overall campaign to push for change. Everyone in a democracy should be free to take a position of principle without being called a racist, whether we agree with their position or not.

    from the article: British director Ken Loach backs Palestinian call for boycott on Israel
    First published 00:00 27.08.06 | Last updated 00:00 27.08.06
Haaretz Headlines
MK Yariv Levin

U.S. Reform Jews to 'boycott' Minister Levin over disparaging comments

Head of Israel's Reform movement Gilad Kariv called on U.S. counterparts to shun Yariv Levin, who blasted Reform Jews for rampant 'assimilation.'

Aryeh Deri and Moshe Katzav.

Could Israel's rapist ex-president become education minister?

Lawyers trying to unseat interior minister, who 'returned to the scene of the crime,' have troubling questions about ex-con ministers.

Stormy weather in Tel Aviv this week.
Unseasonal winter heatwave expected in Israel next week

Temperatures in the center of the country and along the coast could reach 30 degrees, or even higher, and last for several days.

05:01 11.02.16 | 0 comments
Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas  speaks next to Swedish Foreign Minister Margot Wallstrom.

On Palestinians, Sweden has long since crossed lines

Social-democratic Sweden has turned the establishment of a Palestinian state into a flagship project of its foreign policy, and it will not rest until its vision takes flesh and bears its stamp.