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Enough. Boycott Israel.

Is it time we organized a broad campaign to boycott, divest and sanction Israel?

In a recent editorial in the Guardian UK, Naomi Klein called for a widespread Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. She wrote that, "It's time. Long past time. The best strategy to end the increasingly bloody occupation is for Israel to become the target of the kind of global movement that put an end to apartheid in South Africa... Every day that Israel pounds Gaza brings more converts to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions cause - even among Israeli Jews. In the midst of the assault roughly 500 Israelis, dozens of them well-known artists and scholars, sent a letter to foreign ambassadors in Israel. It calls for "the adoption of immediate restrictive measures and sanctions" and draws a clear parallel with the anti-apartheid struggle. 'The boycott on South Africa was effective, but Israel is handled with kid gloves ... This international backing must stop.'"

Naomi Klein's assessment resonates with many people who are terribly upset by the injustice they see happening in Gaza. Now is the time that we should collectively act to simultaneously reject consumerism and the war in Gaza. Getting involved is easy:

First, visit the Boycott Israeli Goods website and begin actively refusing to buy any product made in Israel. You can also download a comprehensive guide of Israeli products.

And, if you have a website, you can promote this campaign by adding a small "Boycott Israel" banner to the top left of your website. To do so, put the following code anywhere on your webpage. For an example of how this looks, visit why-war.com

Do you think a boycott of Israel can end the occupation of Palestine? How can we spread this Boycott campaign more widely?

Update: The following websites have joined the Boycott Israel campaign. We will keep updating this list as more sites join!

Micah M. White is a Contributing Editor at Adbusters Magazine and an independent activist. Micah is currently writing a book of philosophical meanderings into the future of activism. He lives in Binghamton, NY with his wife and two cats. www.micahmwhite.com

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Anonymous

You are acting like israel is somehow a legitimate state (as far as any state can be legitimate) It's an artificial state, that is why the palestinians are pissed, and the reason (if there can be any) that the palestinian reaction is reasonable

Anonymous

You are acting like israel is somehow a legitimate state (as far as any state can be legitimate) It's an artificial state, that is why the palestinians are pissed, and the reason (if there can be any) that the palestinian reaction is reasonable

Anonymous

Absolutely, it is the least we could do and worth a try. If we advertise online such as on facebook, myspace and youtube, it will catch on. So many people feel helpless and want to show their disapproval of this genocide.

Anonymous

Absolutely, it is the least we could do and worth a try. If we advertise online such as on facebook, myspace and youtube, it will catch on. So many people feel helpless and want to show their disapproval of this genocide.

Anonymous

To the comment below: Palestinians are reacting to an apartheid situation and a blockade that has been in place for years. They have feeble rockets that were mostly meant to capture the world’s attention. 13 Israelis have been killed, 3 of whom were civilians while over 900 Palestinians have been killed, half of whom are women and children with over 4000 injured. This massacre was preceded by Israel starving and caging Gazans and that was proceeded by Israeli settlers expelling most of them from their original homes in neighboring cities. This issue cannot be covered up anymore and it is time for a boycott. Muslim Palestinians lived for years in harmony with Palestinian Jews and Christians in the past and it can happen again. They do not hate everyone nor do they want to take over the world, that is all Zionist rhetoric, much like Hitler used, ironically. Watch this link and tell me who the aggressor is, it’s time we opened our eyes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59zbDWaixjQ Also, check this out, this is not a religious “war”: Jews against the occupation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR3ouOe9iyE

Anonymous

To the comment below: Palestinians are reacting to an apartheid situation and a blockade that has been in place for years. They have feeble rockets that were mostly meant to capture the world’s attention. 13 Israelis have been killed, 3 of whom were civilians while over 900 Palestinians have been killed, half of whom are women and children with over 4000 injured. This massacre was preceded by Israel starving and caging Gazans and that was proceeded by Israeli settlers expelling most of them from their original homes in neighboring cities. This issue cannot be covered up anymore and it is time for a boycott. Muslim Palestinians lived for years in harmony with Palestinian Jews and Christians in the past and it can happen again. They do not hate everyone nor do they want to take over the world, that is all Zionist rhetoric, much like Hitler used, ironically. Watch this link and tell me who the aggressor is, it’s time we opened our eyes: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59zbDWaixjQ Also, check this out, this is not a religious “war”: Jews against the occupation http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NR3ouOe9iyE

Anonymous

I can't believe that people can be so blind. We all want to draw lines in the dirt, claim right and wrong. People are fucking dying and all we can do is argue over which side is right? Neither side is right, ok. They are both killing each other and the world is sitting back and letting them do it. The real problem is that neither side will admit that they both have made bad decisions. I'm not going to point fingers or say which side needs to take blame. We shouldn't be worries about politics right now, we should be worried that so far almost 1000 people have died, a large portion of them innocent women and children. I don't care if they are Israeli, Palestinian, French, Chinese, or American. They are PEOPLE!

Anonymous

I can't believe that people can be so blind. We all want to draw lines in the dirt, claim right and wrong. People are fucking dying and all we can do is argue over which side is right? Neither side is right, ok. They are both killing each other and the world is sitting back and letting them do it. The real problem is that neither side will admit that they both have made bad decisions. I'm not going to point fingers or say which side needs to take blame. We shouldn't be worries about politics right now, we should be worried that so far almost 1000 people have died, a large portion of them innocent women and children. I don't care if they are Israeli, Palestinian, French, Chinese, or American. They are PEOPLE!

Anonymous

Israel is chosen by God. Think about that before you boycott them, would you boycott God? When God gave the Sons of Israel the promised land He told them to kill every man, woman, and child and they didn't. Now it is time to follow God's commands. Its all in the Old Testament.

Anonymous

Israel is chosen by God. Think about that before you boycott them, would you boycott God? When God gave the Sons of Israel the promised land He told them to kill every man, woman, and child and they didn't. Now it is time to follow God's commands. Its all in the Old Testament.

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