I have not read Professor Sand's writings so I accept Mr. Strenger's view that Professor Sand has not called for the boycott or in fact delegitimizing of the existence of the State of israel. However, I first came accross Prof. Sand's name in participation in a discussion group where those opposed to Israel's existence as a Jewish state and who called for a single binational State used Prof. Sand as a prominent Israeli expert and academic supporting such a view. Those of us in the Diaspora are familiar therefore with Professor Sand's name being used by those in the anti-Israel and boycott Israel movement as a defense against the charge of anti-semitism since Prof. Sands is Jewish by birth.