The cowardice, the vanity, the sin of the Occupation - 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
    • Lisa
    • 27.09.09 | 20:45 (IST)

    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.

    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
Haaretz Headlines
Israeli security forces reach for an ultra-Orthodox Jew attacking people with a knife
At least 6 stabbed at Jerusalem Gay Pride Parade

Suspect was convicted of attempted murder after stabbing three during 2005 Gay Pride Parade; he was recently released from prison.

19:15 30.07.15 | 8 comments
Netanyahu
Netanyahu: U.S. public opposition to Iran deal growing

Netanyahu is encouraged by the fact that some of his critics are starting to cast doubt on the deal, and even to echo his arguments against it.

17:39 30.07.15 | 6 comments
A settler confronts a Border Policeman during the demolition of the Dreinoff buildings in Beit El,

Israel will never be able to withdraw from West Bank

In 2005, the state managed to evacuate 9,000 settlers from Gaza. In 2015, it struggled to demolish two empty settlement buildings in Beit El.

Woody Allen and Emma Stone

'Life is meaningless, but movies keep me distracted'

In an interview with Haaretz's film critic about his new movie, "Irrational Man," Woody Allen insists that he has always been pessimistic - but admits that he's also lucky.