Confronting the Boycotters

On Saturday, February 1st, at the Munich Security Conference, U.S. secretary of state John Kerry, once again shamefully and irresponsibly tried to incite fear among Israelis of potential anti-Israeli boycotts if the ongoing "peace" talks with the Palestinians fail. This was the second time in four months that Kerry warned Israel about "talk of boycotts" and "campaign of delegitimization" if the status quo between the Israelis and the Palestinians is maintained. Instead of being the trumpet and the megaphone for such warnings, Kerry should be expected to lead the campaign against bigoted, misinformed and anti-Semitic boycotters of Israeli universities and companies in the U.S. and Europe by issuing his own warnings that the U.S. government will not tolerate such boycotts against an ally and a friend. In turn, Israelis should reject such fearmongering. The Israeli government should not turn the other cheek to those threatening her with a boycott by agreeing to the suicidal...(Read Full Article)

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