World opinion will force it on Israel just as it did on South Africa. - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • R.Ross
    • 23.01.13 | 18:19 (IST)

    South Africa was bigger, richer, more powerful and economically independent and viable than Israel and it was brought to its knees and the edge of economic ruin by boycotts and sanctions. This is the future for Israel. The signs are all there. Just look at threads like this; in the past five years the percentages have changed from 80% support for Israel to 95% support for the Palestinians and justice. Read the posts and you will see increasingly they are from Americans who are tired of funding Israel's war crimes and human rights abuses. In addition, the BDS movement grows and has already impacted on academia and the arts and commerce and that will just increase. In addition the Americans and the British and politicians in other nations have warned Israel they will not continue to tolerate occupation, colonisation or apartheid - that will increase. Israel cannot survive without the support of world opinion and it never could; the writing has been on the wall for a long time but it became clearer following Israel's attack on Gaza; it's version of Sharpeville. When world opinion on South Africa solidified the crippling of that nation happened very quickly. Israel has created this situation and the end result of one state with a Palestinian majority will be its own fault.

    from the article: Britain: Israel's next government must understand two-state solution is almost dead
    First published 17:14 22.01.13 | Last updated 17:14 22.01.13
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