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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

I dont know what old testaments you're reading, but God never told anyone to kill innocent lives!!! Do not confuse Jewish with Zionism! And yes you are right about the Prophet Israel (PBOH). God promised Abraham (PBOH) that all of his messengers will be from his descendants, including the Prophet Muhammed(PBOH). Also, God does not belong to one specific race of people. You must be truly misguided if think that. You have no idea what is really going on over there, none of us do. Don't act like some people do not deserve to live here on this earth. If they didn't God would have never created them. Muslims are being stereotyped. Just like any other faith, God tests people of their patience. And this is a test for the true believers, which obviously shown by Israel, they are not!!!! Check out a real news station that shows the world what Israel is doing to the Palestinians. (presstv.com)

Anonymous

I dont know what old testaments you're reading, but God never told anyone to kill innocent lives!!! Do not confuse Jewish with Zionism! And yes you are right about the Prophet Israel (PBOH). God promised Abraham (PBOH) that all of his messengers will be from his descendants, including the Prophet Muhammed(PBOH). Also, God does not belong to one specific race of people. You must be truly misguided if think that. You have no idea what is really going on over there, none of us do. Don't act like some people do not deserve to live here on this earth. If they didn't God would have never created them. Muslims are being stereotyped. Just like any other faith, God tests people of their patience. And this is a test for the true believers, which obviously shown by Israel, they are not!!!! Check out a real news station that shows the world what Israel is doing to the Palestinians. (presstv.com)

Anonymous

No, no it is "chosen by god" That is ludicrous. Such a statement shows that you do not comprehend the nature of god. You are spiritually bankrupt, and are not even aware of it.

Anonymous

No, no it is "chosen by god" That is ludicrous. Such a statement shows that you do not comprehend the nature of god. You are spiritually bankrupt, and are not even aware of it.

JW

First of all, Israel is not the Kingdom of God. It was allotted to the Jews after World War II in 1947 by the United Nations. Second of all, what makes you think boycotting Israel is going to end a struggle that's been occurring since civilization began recording its own history? Imagine this: where ever you live, you have to have neighbors. Whether you are in urban, rural or suburban settings there are people around you. Now imagine that every one of your neighbors hates you (the kind of hate that doesn't allow conscience to interfere). You know your neighbors gather and discuss their disdain for you and want you dead. After their planning, your neighbors finally act upon their hatred and carry out their mission to kill you. Your neighbors don't care what your name is, what you look like, they just want you dead because you are trespassing in their territory. But you feel like you have a right to your land, why should you leave? You have nowhere to go. So what do you do? You make friends. Strong friends. And your friends teach you and support you in fighting your neighbors. Anyone who believes they can solve this struggle has serious illusions of grandeur. Boycotting Israel won't stop them from defending themselves and their land. The kind of hatred Jews deal with on a daily basis is something no one else will ever know. The "zionist" rhetoric is out of hand, Muslim leaders have to accept the fact Israel is not going anywhere. Israel has been defending itself from day one, and it's still here. Israel has to accept the fact the land it is on once belonged to its neighbors, not given to them by God. What do you do when your neighbors throw bricks through your windows?

JW

First of all, Israel is not the Kingdom of God. It was allotted to the Jews after World War II in 1947 by the United Nations. Second of all, what makes you think boycotting Israel is going to end a struggle that's been occurring since civilization began recording its own history? Imagine this: where ever you live, you have to have neighbors. Whether you are in urban, rural or suburban settings there are people around you. Now imagine that every one of your neighbors hates you (the kind of hate that doesn't allow conscience to interfere). You know your neighbors gather and discuss their disdain for you and want you dead. After their planning, your neighbors finally act upon their hatred and carry out their mission to kill you. Your neighbors don't care what your name is, what you look like, they just want you dead because you are trespassing in their territory. But you feel like you have a right to your land, why should you leave? You have nowhere to go. So what do you do? You make friends. Strong friends. And your friends teach you and support you in fighting your neighbors. Anyone who believes they can solve this struggle has serious illusions of grandeur. Boycotting Israel won't stop them from defending themselves and their land. The kind of hatred Jews deal with on a daily basis is something no one else will ever know. The "zionist" rhetoric is out of hand, Muslim leaders have to accept the fact Israel is not going anywhere. Israel has been defending itself from day one, and it's still here. Israel has to accept the fact the land it is on once belonged to its neighbors, not given to them by God. What do you do when your neighbors throw bricks through your windows?

Anonymous

First of all, you're the one that needs to learn your history. The Prophet Moses (PBOH)belongs to the Muslims not to the Zionists. They massacred hundreds of thousands of people to take that land, which was backed by the UN and the US.(That is why Arabs hate Americans, ignorance!) The Arabs are the oppressed people in this situation and have been since God chose an Arab as the last Prophet. Only because of there jealousy and arrogance they chose not to believe in him, Mohammed (PBOH). How could you try to justify, the fact that the zionists are trying to wipe Arabs off the face of the earth. You truly are an ignorant person. Also, do not confuse the Jewish people with Zionists. The true faith Jewish, Muslim, or Christian does not condone of people acting as if they are better than others and it certainly does not condone murder in cold blood!!! Islam will prevail, as so told in the Quran by God. You might want to look into it. It is a beautiful religion and very peaceful. Do not hate a religion just because you hate a person that does something bad. I want you to imagine living a small community and one day your house gets hit by an F-16 Jet. You are the only survivor and your whole family has been killed. I could not ever imagine that. That might cause me a lot of heart-ache and I might end up doing something stupid to get my revenge. Do not confuse revenge with religion. Also, why is it that when a women covers her body, everyone has a problem with it. If she walks out naked, everyone is cheering for her. I believe in women covering their beauty, if they did maybe this country would have respect for them. The Virgin Mary (PBOH) did. Every religion tells women to cover. Always remember that the devil plays a big role in our lives. He will always try to midguide people from the straight path and he succeeds at times. Also, he will try very hard to dis-unite the people. He has been our enemy from day one; when God created Adam (PBOH). Good Luck and peace be with you!

Anonymous

First of all, you're the one that needs to learn your history. The Prophet Moses (PBOH)belongs to the Muslims not to the Zionists. They massacred hundreds of thousands of people to take that land, which was backed by the UN and the US.(That is why Arabs hate Americans, ignorance!) The Arabs are the oppressed people in this situation and have been since God chose an Arab as the last Prophet. Only because of there jealousy and arrogance they chose not to believe in him, Mohammed (PBOH). How could you try to justify, the fact that the zionists are trying to wipe Arabs off the face of the earth. You truly are an ignorant person. Also, do not confuse the Jewish people with Zionists. The true faith Jewish, Muslim, or Christian does not condone of people acting as if they are better than others and it certainly does not condone murder in cold blood!!! Islam will prevail, as so told in the Quran by God. You might want to look into it. It is a beautiful religion and very peaceful. Do not hate a religion just because you hate a person that does something bad. I want you to imagine living a small community and one day your house gets hit by an F-16 Jet. You are the only survivor and your whole family has been killed. I could not ever imagine that. That might cause me a lot of heart-ache and I might end up doing something stupid to get my revenge. Do not confuse revenge with religion. Also, why is it that when a women covers her body, everyone has a problem with it. If she walks out naked, everyone is cheering for her. I believe in women covering their beauty, if they did maybe this country would have respect for them. The Virgin Mary (PBOH) did. Every religion tells women to cover. Always remember that the devil plays a big role in our lives. He will always try to midguide people from the straight path and he succeeds at times. Also, he will try very hard to dis-unite the people. He has been our enemy from day one; when God created Adam (PBOH). Good Luck and peace be with you!

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