Time to boycott Israel

Naomi Klein in yesterday’s Guardian:

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.

I agree and I have been boycotting Israeli fruit and other products for some time now.

The hypocrisy of a country which has turned the Gaza strip into a massive concentration camp – not my quote, but something Cardinal Martino, the president of the Council for Justice and Peace at the Vatican, said a couple of days ago – but expects sympathy for suffering during the holocaust is stunning. It is time to ignore the sympathy card, that Israel so often plays, and treat them like every other nation: unacceptable behaviour needs castigation.