Norman Finkelstein: Why An Economic Boycott of Israel is Justified
Naomi Klein: Israel – Boycott, Divest, Sanction
GLOBAL BDS MOVEMENT: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions
PACBI: Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
STOP THE WALL: Boycott Campaign fact sheets, analysis, FAQs
The BIG Campaign: Boycott Israeli Goods
Joanna Blythman, The Guardian: Why I’m Boycotting Israeli Produce
Brands to Boycott
Companies to Boycott
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As a follow up to this post, I do have certain observations to make about the boycott video above (in line with my friend/collaborator, Guanaguanare, who wrote about it here as well: http://guanaguanaresingsat.blogspot.com/2009/03/isolate-south-africa.html):
One, is that it states “Israel – #1 Terrorist State.” It seems that the person who produced the video is American, or resides in the U.S. All I can say is don’t try to hide your sins behind those of the Israelis. The U.S. funds and equips Israel, and it can be argued and easily demonstrated, that the U.S. has wrought far greater damage and far more numerous crimes against humanity worldwide. At the very most, Israel is the #2 Terrorist State.
Secondly, as one will see, many if not most of the brands shown are American brands, of companies with investments in Israel. The boycott of Israel then, is merging into a boycott of the U.S. I don’t have any issues with that except to say: no wonder then that some think that a boycott of Israel is “unrealistic,” and no wonder that others argue that we should really be focusing our boycott on the U.S. I agree, we should.
To the extent that Canada supports Israel, and China buys arms from Israel, then a boycott should be widened even further. Again, however, this will then strengthen the argument of those who oppose the boycott because it is unrealistic. So the solution would seem to be to focus entirely on companies that do business in Israel, which stills ends up being an awful lot — an awful lot, meant as a quantity, and as a quality.
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