This article misses the point of the Boycott. What is routine among those who censure any comdemnation of Israel's policy is the reliance on proportionate and equal censure of Palestinian violence. Yes, Palestinian violence happens, that fact is lost on no one. However, their violence is not proportionate, nor equal to Israel's, whose military capability is unsurpassed in the Middle East. When a rock is met with a rocket, the need for divestment of the one before the other becomes clear. As for the author's recommendation for more effective measures beyond divestment, I hardly think his concern is for effective censure of Israel by boycotting Boeing, or by protesting, actions that he is well aware will have less of an empirical impact or symbolic statement. This divestment campaign will succeed, and will carry the same powerful, symbolic weight of the divestment campaigns before it such as with Aparthid South Africa. I'm proud of my alma mater, and I'm proud of her students.
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from the article: Berkeley's Israel boycott: The occupation's new friend