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Israel: Time for a Boycott?

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Naomi Klein believes it is long past time to make Israel the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa.

I think there is at least one more small difference between Apartheid in South Africa and the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, in addition to the one stated by Ms Klein. The ANC was sometimes labelled “terrorist” just as Hamas is, true, but the ANC usually didn’t target civilians, and it didn’t risk the lives of people in the townships by firing missiles from there.

You see, I’m talking about Hamas, now. How about a dialog with or bocotts against them? Ms Klein is making such a convincing case for boycotting Israel that I’m sure Hamas will stop firing Qassams on Israelis and terrorizing their fellow Palestinian people  immediately, once the eloquent lady has talked to them.

Putting all the demands on the seemingly stronger side and let the “underdogs” off the hook isn’t good enough. If she believes that all people have equal rights and duties, there is no need to be less accusing of Hamas, than of the Israeli government.


Written by justrecently

January 16, 2009 at 5:23 pm

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  1. Thanks for this contribution. May I make some further suggestions for pushing Naomi Klein’s career? Contents and quality of her expertise will put her into an excellent position to teach at evening schools in Tehran and Khartoum. If she can make it to Darfur, she’ll be a celebrity there.


    January 16, 2009 at 5:44 pm

  2. It’s time for us to place a boycott on stupidity. Then Israel can do what they need to do without idiots screaming at them for fighting a just war.


    January 16, 2009 at 6:07 pm

  3. I don’t think it’s a just war. Gaza is one story, but the West Bank is another. The Israeli settlements are still there. They are still growing, even though there is a government in Ramallah that is ready to talk.


    January 17, 2009 at 5:50 am

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