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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

That's because most of their articles are op-ed. and if you think that's wrong, what the hell are you even doing on this website?

Anonymous

That's because most of their articles are op-ed. and if you think that's wrong, what the hell are you even doing on this website?

Anonymous

The notion that the Palestinian attacks on Israel are "unfounded" is absolutely absurd. Do some research on the creation of Israel, and maybe on the UN (this dates back to the 1940s and Britain) creation of an Israeli military while the Palestinians had none. These people have been being pushed off their land for the past century, while the world watching and cheered it on during successive and successful propaganda waves. These people are uneducated and abused. There must be another solution than giving Israel sovereignty over traditionally (the past couple centuries) Muslim lands by force. Let's move all the Jews to Minnesota.

Anonymous

The notion that the Palestinian attacks on Israel are "unfounded" is absolutely absurd. Do some research on the creation of Israel, and maybe on the UN (this dates back to the 1940s and Britain) creation of an Israeli military while the Palestinians had none. These people have been being pushed off their land for the past century, while the world watching and cheered it on during successive and successful propaganda waves. These people are uneducated and abused. There must be another solution than giving Israel sovereignty over traditionally (the past couple centuries) Muslim lands by force. Let's move all the Jews to Minnesota.

Anonymous

Wow, this is getting anti-semitic faster than you can say "Sauerkraut". "Let's move all the Jews to..." Hitler also said he wanted to "move" the Jews. And Hitler was as democratically elected as Hamas. Israel may be a Jewish state, but there are living many muslims in Israel, enjoying all the liberties they'd never have in any other Arab country. In all surrounding nations chances are great that you'd be killed for being a jew (if they'd let you in, that is). Doesn't Israel have a reason for being paranoid? Haven't the people of Gaza elected a terrorist organization which is known to hide behind civilians after starting wars it cannon possibly win? Don't boycott Israel!

Anonymous

Wow, this is getting anti-semitic faster than you can say "Sauerkraut". "Let's move all the Jews to..." Hitler also said he wanted to "move" the Jews. And Hitler was as democratically elected as Hamas. Israel may be a Jewish state, but there are living many muslims in Israel, enjoying all the liberties they'd never have in any other Arab country. In all surrounding nations chances are great that you'd be killed for being a jew (if they'd let you in, that is). Doesn't Israel have a reason for being paranoid? Haven't the people of Gaza elected a terrorist organization which is known to hide behind civilians after starting wars it cannon possibly win? Don't boycott Israel!

Somebodyhere

How many innocent Jews have died in this conflict? How many innocent Palestinians are dead? How does Tel Aviv look compared to Gaza? How do the Universities, Government Buildings, Hospitals, etc. look in Tel Aviv compared to Gaza? You can use that all encompassing line, "anti-Semitic" to say that anyone who even slightly questions the actions of the Israeli government is no better and exactly like Adolph Hitler. But, a huge percentage of the educated population, including countless numbers of Jewish people, know that this Zionist project is nothing more than a continuing act of mass-murder, genocide, and just pure evil. Israel is a colony of Europe and America and has no legitimate reason to exist! Israel is also a precursor to more suffering by innocent Jewish people all over the world. By the way, Israel is the most Anti-Semitic nation on this planet. Most Arabs have a much more Semitic family history than those immigrant Jews from Europe, Russia, and America do. You can say that Boycotts don't work and only hurt the good civilians, but you have no ground to stand on. Governments are owned and operated by, of, and for the Corporate Elite. Commoners, as we, the people who are not members of the Elite Class are, have few paths to take to try to affect change in the Government, i.e., Corporations. Money is their GOD!!! The more we can deprive them of their GOD, the better it is for everybody! As a matter of fact, it would be best for us to work towards the utter devaluing of money and getting back to barter and trade on the local level. Let the "RICH PEOPLE" fall into their own disgusting world of envy, hatred, greed, lust, anger, spite, hostility, egotistic, miserable, pitiful, despondent uselessness. Until they choose to join the real world of people who care about one another, we can just turn away from them. And those "TAKERS" who believe in the existence of HELL, should pray for it to not exist. We all know who HELL would be reserved for, only those who have enough money.

Somebodyhere

How many innocent Jews have died in this conflict? How many innocent Palestinians are dead? How does Tel Aviv look compared to Gaza? How do the Universities, Government Buildings, Hospitals, etc. look in Tel Aviv compared to Gaza? You can use that all encompassing line, "anti-Semitic" to say that anyone who even slightly questions the actions of the Israeli government is no better and exactly like Adolph Hitler. But, a huge percentage of the educated population, including countless numbers of Jewish people, know that this Zionist project is nothing more than a continuing act of mass-murder, genocide, and just pure evil. Israel is a colony of Europe and America and has no legitimate reason to exist! Israel is also a precursor to more suffering by innocent Jewish people all over the world. By the way, Israel is the most Anti-Semitic nation on this planet. Most Arabs have a much more Semitic family history than those immigrant Jews from Europe, Russia, and America do. You can say that Boycotts don't work and only hurt the good civilians, but you have no ground to stand on. Governments are owned and operated by, of, and for the Corporate Elite. Commoners, as we, the people who are not members of the Elite Class are, have few paths to take to try to affect change in the Government, i.e., Corporations. Money is their GOD!!! The more we can deprive them of their GOD, the better it is for everybody! As a matter of fact, it would be best for us to work towards the utter devaluing of money and getting back to barter and trade on the local level. Let the "RICH PEOPLE" fall into their own disgusting world of envy, hatred, greed, lust, anger, spite, hostility, egotistic, miserable, pitiful, despondent uselessness. Until they choose to join the real world of people who care about one another, we can just turn away from them. And those "TAKERS" who believe in the existence of HELL, should pray for it to not exist. We all know who HELL would be reserved for, only those who have enough money.

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