Israel’s apologists have a new line: if you don’t buy products made in Israeli settlements, then you’ll put Palestinians who make them out of a job.
Roger Waters of the influential rock band Pink Floyd writes new open letter condemning Israeli apartheid, asking artists “not to perform or exhibit in Israel or accept any award” there.
While the Freedom Flotilla tried to bring aid to the Strip, Gaza’s Ark seeks to export locally produced goods.
Roger Waters is calling on musicians everywhere not to play Tel Aviv.
There will be huge disappointment from supporters of Palestinian rights and relief among supporters of Israel’s violation of those rights at the failure of the measure to divest from companies profiting from Israeli occupation at the United Methodist Church’s General Conference.
Perhaps, some may conclude, the battle is too tough and what worked against South Africa can never work against Israel.
Archbishop Desmond Tutu sends his greetings and support to the participants and organizers of the 2012 National BDS Conference at the University of Pennsylvania.
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