The true effects of boycotts - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Gilles
    • 25.07.10 | 01:11 (IDT)

    Always amusing to see how people who claim to want peace and justice call for a boycott of Israel. Boycotting an entire country has two effects: It pushes Israel into a corner and therefore makes Israelis less certain about the value of political compromise, and it goads on the Palestinian extremist position that Israel is but a temporary thing. End result, the conflict is prolonged unnecessarily and more people die on both sides. Very easy to be pro-boycott when you're sitting on the sidelines and risking absolutely nothing for you and your loved ones. Even cowardly, I'd say. The boycotters don't want peace; they want Israel to disappear. In a warped sort of way, they know deep down that will never happen and so this stance is a long-term way to give meaning to their otherwise sad and empty lives. People (and bands) who truly want peace reach out to Israelis and Palestinians who push for mutual respect, justice for both sides, and a negotiated end to the conflict. The peacemakers will prevail in the end. Hats off to Jethro Tull.

    from the article: Jethro Tull: Won't be pressured into canceling planned Israel show
    First published 19:05 24.07.10 | Last updated 19:05 24.07.10
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