February 8, 2014

Why Is the Left Obsessed with Israel?

Claude Fischer, Boston Review

The Associated Press

Why Israel?—that is, why boycott Israel and not, say, China?—has become a central question in the bitter arguments over the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

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