The premise of your editorial, Mr. Burston, is flawed. The Toronto Letter did not call for a boycott. The signers simply wrote a letter in protest of an Israeli PR campaign to distract from the recent "bad PR" stemming from the closure and bombardment of Gaza, and the ongoing land confiscations and building of illegal settlements in the West Bank. As to BDS, you frequently write about your opposition to the Occupation and Netanyahu's stubborn opposition to complying with steps to work toward peace. You, yourself have stated how Obama needs to take a tougher stance. Clearly, Israel's government will not change its policies unless forced to. Apparently you are not willing to make any sacrifices for your alleged beliefs, that is why you oppose BDS. So, who is the real coward? The sin is the Occupation. The vanity is a government who refuses to acknowledge its mistakes. And the cowards are those who refuse to sacrifice to achieve peace.
Thousands protest outlawing of Islamic Movement in Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: The cowardice, the vanity, the sin of boycotting Israel
A Palestinian teen who tried to stab an Israeli woman in the West Bank was run over and shot to death. Her father, imam of the refugee camp where she grew up, says his daughter was 'responding to the occupation.'04:30 28.11.15 | 1 comments