By Cecilie Surasky, AlterNet -- Few global-justice campaigns are more polarizing, even explosive, than the effort to use international boycotts, divestment and sanctions to pressure Israel to end its 42-year occupation of the Palestinian territories.
Kim Petersen [Dissident Voice] Prejudice does not always come with an ugly face. The same holds for Zionism and racism. It is entirely possible for well-intentioned people to hold a prejudice and, even worse, act on held prejudices.
Anat Matar [Haaretz] - Several days ago Dr. Neve Gordon of Ben-Gurion University of the Negev published an opinion piece in the Los Angeles Times.
In that article he explained why, after years of activity in the peace camp here, he has decided to pin his hopes on applying external pressure on Israel -
including sanctions, divestment and an economic, cultural and academic boycott.
Upon finding out that I am Palestinian, many people I meet at college in the United States are eager to inform me of various activities that they have participated in that promote "coexistence" and "dialogue" between both sides of the "conflict," no doubt expecting me to give a nod of approval.