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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

For too long people have been afraid to speak out against Israel. It seemed that they had the monopoly on suffering and that they were the ONLY victims. This is a vile war they are inflicting on the Palestinians. Anyone with children, any human being should be reviled by the atrocities of the Israelis, just as we are reviled by those of the Nazis. Israelis are committing and have throughout their history committed war crimes against the Palestinians Lets be clear Israel wants to ethnically cleanse Palestine. They stole Palestine and now they want to wipe out all reminders of the appalling way they came into existence. Why are they not allowing journalists to cover the situation Gaza They are using EU banned weapons against women and children which contain white phosphorus. They are holding civilians as human shields. They hold no respect for education of the Palestinians as is evident by their bombing of educational Institutions. They want Palestinians to remain uneducated and oppressable so they can wipe them out quietly. Above all they are all trained in the MARKETING of the Israeli cause by Americans who are the gods of marketing and propaganda. Israel is a racist nation. Lets not forget that they broke with the rest of the world to supply South Africa with weapons during the sanctions on the Aparthied Regime, and manufactured the water jets which were used to disperse anti apartheid demonstrations in the townships. The Palestinians do not have a voice. We have to speak for them. BOYCOTT NOW before it is too late. We must keep up the momentum which is beginning. The world is finally waking up to the crimes of these hideous Israelis

Anonymous

For too long people have been afraid to speak out against Israel. It seemed that they had the monopoly on suffering and that they were the ONLY victims. This is a vile war they are inflicting on the Palestinians. Anyone with children, any human being should be reviled by the atrocities of the Israelis, just as we are reviled by those of the Nazis. Israelis are committing and have throughout their history committed war crimes against the Palestinians Lets be clear Israel wants to ethnically cleanse Palestine. They stole Palestine and now they want to wipe out all reminders of the appalling way they came into existence. Why are they not allowing journalists to cover the situation Gaza They are using EU banned weapons against women and children which contain white phosphorus. They are holding civilians as human shields. They hold no respect for education of the Palestinians as is evident by their bombing of educational Institutions. They want Palestinians to remain uneducated and oppressable so they can wipe them out quietly. Above all they are all trained in the MARKETING of the Israeli cause by Americans who are the gods of marketing and propaganda. Israel is a racist nation. Lets not forget that they broke with the rest of the world to supply South Africa with weapons during the sanctions on the Aparthied Regime, and manufactured the water jets which were used to disperse anti apartheid demonstrations in the townships. The Palestinians do not have a voice. We have to speak for them. BOYCOTT NOW before it is too late. We must keep up the momentum which is beginning. The world is finally waking up to the crimes of these hideous Israelis

R.Kohn

Boycott? You can't hurt a rich country by simply talking about a boycott. Isn't it time to demand that BOTH sides take part of a cease-fire instead? Boycotts won't do shit!

R.Kohn

Boycott? You can't hurt a rich country by simply talking about a boycott. Isn't it time to demand that BOTH sides take part of a cease-fire instead? Boycotts won't do shit!

KMD

Not only boycott them, but strip all of their US aid. We should have done that after the USS Liberty. When we missed that opportunity we should have done that after Jonathon Pollard. And now another case, Ben-Ami Kadish, at the tender age of 85 finally gets caught. Time to shut those Israeli terrorists down.

KMD

Not only boycott them, but strip all of their US aid. We should have done that after the USS Liberty. When we missed that opportunity we should have done that after Jonathon Pollard. And now another case, Ben-Ami Kadish, at the tender age of 85 finally gets caught. Time to shut those Israeli terrorists down.

Elphaba

Look the only way ANY OF US can effect what happens to the Palestinians is by calling our people in Congress and get tough with them about their blind support of all things Israeli. CALL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL PEOPLE IF YOU ARE SERIOUS. The more they hear from everyday Americans the more they will admit that they are accountable to us for their actions on behalf of Israel. We cannot allow them to continue letting AIPAC rule our foreign policy with impunity.

Elphaba

Look the only way ANY OF US can effect what happens to the Palestinians is by calling our people in Congress and get tough with them about their blind support of all things Israeli. CALL YOUR CONGRESSIONAL PEOPLE IF YOU ARE SERIOUS. The more they hear from everyday Americans the more they will admit that they are accountable to us for their actions on behalf of Israel. We cannot allow them to continue letting AIPAC rule our foreign policy with impunity.

Anonymous

This Vid Just makes me think of what's going on in Gaza. It's a very powerful song! I think this Video should be the VOICE of all the suffering of Innocent people and the lives that have being robbed all in the name of politics and war. We can all do our bit to help and spread awareness. It's better than not doing nothing.

Anonymous

This Vid Just makes me think of what's going on in Gaza. It's a very powerful song! I think this Video should be the VOICE of all the suffering of Innocent people and the lives that have being robbed all in the name of politics and war. We can all do our bit to help and spread awareness. It's better than not doing nothing.

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