The boycott movement hasn’t managed to hurt Israel from the outside: the country's never been stronger economically, diplomatically and militarily. But it's beginning to hurt Israel from the inside
Anders Persson is a political scientist at Lund University, Sweden, specializing in EU-Israel/Palestine relations. Twitter: @82AndersPersson
Despite the Palestinians' high expectation, the handshakes and fine words in Brussels, the EU is incapable of ending Israel’s occupation and creating a Palestinian state
Rather than boycotting Israel, the EU’s new 'differentiation strategy' specifically separates out the democratic and internationally recognized Israel within the 1967 borders - with whom it seeks close ties - from the non-democratic and non-recognized settlements.
Precedent shows that as a group, EU member states have the power to create an international consensus for resolving the conflict.