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    • Scott
    • 27.09.09 | 19:07 (IST)

    Most critics of the boycott campaign of Israel avoid dealing with the issues of the boycott: the Israeli occupation and siege, the imprisonment of Palestinians, and the military attacks and killings against Palestinians with impunity. The first three are illegal by all international standards, the last two are war crimes. You might hate the boycott, but at least it is non-violent, and has worked effectively in the past when violent means did not. Within the leadership of the boycott movement are also Jews and Israelis. Let's talk about the issues, and then we can have an honest discussion about how to best deal with the mutual and deadly problems we face. Maybe you are right, that the boycott is wrong. But you have to convince us that you have a better solution.

    from the article: The cowardice, the vanity, the sin of boycotting Israel
    First published 08:17 27.09.09 | Last updated 07:50 28.09.09
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