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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

Can anyone illuminate why we Americans are such good friends with israel? What are we getting out of this association? What is it that the American market needs, that Israel provides?

Anonymous

Can anyone illuminate why we Americans are such good friends with israel? What are we getting out of this association? What is it that the American market needs, that Israel provides?

Anonymous

Soorosh Alvi of Vice had the balls to cover the real side of the Palestinians who had their homes destroyed by the Israeli goverment. You're not gonna see this on the mainstream media. And not all Israelis are as boneheaded as their right wing Zionist government. To call a boycott of Israel anti-semitism is totally ludicrous. Do we hate Jews? NO. We just don't approve of the Israeli government's continued occupation of Palestine. Stop this shitty situation now. http://www.vbs.tv/video.php?id=1232219591

Anonymous

Soorosh Alvi of Vice had the balls to cover the real side of the Palestinians who had their homes destroyed by the Israeli goverment. You're not gonna see this on the mainstream media. And not all Israelis are as boneheaded as their right wing Zionist government. To call a boycott of Israel anti-semitism is totally ludicrous. Do we hate Jews? NO. We just don't approve of the Israeli government's continued occupation of Palestine. Stop this shitty situation now. http://www.vbs.tv/video.php?id=1232219591

watching you

let us all give thanks to GOD, and let HIS will be done. Do not be fools my friends there is but one way to get to heaven, and thats through a personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST....GOD in the flesh. Who gave himself to be punished for ALL OUR SINS. Give HIM praise and glory and may HIS will be done not ours. Judgement day will come....will you be ready. Except JESUS CHRIST as your lord and saviour today. May the lord almighty be with you all.

watching you

let us all give thanks to GOD, and let HIS will be done. Do not be fools my friends there is but one way to get to heaven, and thats through a personal relationship with JESUS CHRIST....GOD in the flesh. Who gave himself to be punished for ALL OUR SINS. Give HIM praise and glory and may HIS will be done not ours. Judgement day will come....will you be ready. Except JESUS CHRIST as your lord and saviour today. May the lord almighty be with you all.

Rod Weston

Thanks for the list of Israeli companies. I will seek them out and purchase as much as I can. Why? Israel goes to great lengths to prevent civilian casualties. Hamas targets Israeli civilians and deliberately endangers their own populace by launching weapons from homes, mosques, schools, and hospitals. If Hamas had launched literally hundreds of tons of weapons at Israel, do you suppose the death toll would be what the Palestinian death toll is? There are over a million Palestinians living in Israel. They vote. They have political parties. They have their own newspapers. Entire regions of Israel are almost entirely populated by Arab peoples. These Arab people have more freedom than do the populations of any other Arab nations! How many Jews live in the Palestinian areas? What freedoms would they enjoy if they were allowed to live there? For that matter, how many 'moderate' Palestinians live in the Palestinian areas? They are remarkably quiet, these moderate Palestinians. But so would I be quiet, if speaking out would invite the attacks of Hamas. An openly moderate Palestinian will soon be a dead Palestinian.

Rod Weston

Thanks for the list of Israeli companies. I will seek them out and purchase as much as I can. Why? Israel goes to great lengths to prevent civilian casualties. Hamas targets Israeli civilians and deliberately endangers their own populace by launching weapons from homes, mosques, schools, and hospitals. If Hamas had launched literally hundreds of tons of weapons at Israel, do you suppose the death toll would be what the Palestinian death toll is? There are over a million Palestinians living in Israel. They vote. They have political parties. They have their own newspapers. Entire regions of Israel are almost entirely populated by Arab peoples. These Arab people have more freedom than do the populations of any other Arab nations! How many Jews live in the Palestinian areas? What freedoms would they enjoy if they were allowed to live there? For that matter, how many 'moderate' Palestinians live in the Palestinian areas? They are remarkably quiet, these moderate Palestinians. But so would I be quiet, if speaking out would invite the attacks of Hamas. An openly moderate Palestinian will soon be a dead Palestinian.

Anonymous

legitimate state? Israel IS A LEGITIMATE NATION! Would you consider the United States legitimate? Do you think Native Americans that lived and occupiped this land for thousands of years would agree to the U.S.'s legitamcy? Get Real -- Think about it: If your neighbor began firing a shotgun at your house and yard without being provoked, are you going to just sit there and let him do it? Israel is defending itself. Hamas is hiding behind innocent civilians deliberately! What's happening in Gaza is unfortunate - but boycotting Israel in response is irresponsible and useless.

Anonymous

legitimate state? Israel IS A LEGITIMATE NATION! Would you consider the United States legitimate? Do you think Native Americans that lived and occupiped this land for thousands of years would agree to the U.S.'s legitamcy? Get Real -- Think about it: If your neighbor began firing a shotgun at your house and yard without being provoked, are you going to just sit there and let him do it? Israel is defending itself. Hamas is hiding behind innocent civilians deliberately! What's happening in Gaza is unfortunate - but boycotting Israel in response is irresponsible and useless.

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