February 9, 2014

Israel Boycott Movement Harming Itself

Hussein Ibish, The National

The Associated Press

The recent SodaStream controversy has illustrated both the power and shortcomings of the various pro-Palestinian boycott movements. The falling out between actress Scarlett Johansson and her long-term former partners at Oxfam – who support settlement boycotts, but not boycotts against Israel – over her advertising for the company based in an Israeli settlement dovetails with many other European moves to draw the line with Israel.

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TAGGED: Palestine, Israel


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