Time for a New Divestment Campaign
From South Africa to Israel
Gray, Kevin Alexanderhttp://www.counterpunch.org/gray01192009.html
Date Written: 19/01/2009
Year Published: 2009
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX8383
We must see Israel with the same eyes as we saw South Africa in the apartheid years - as a racist nation deserving of international isolation and sanctions.
Abstract: What is the moral stand, and what must we do to press the government to take it?
First, we must see Israel with the same eyes as we saw South Africa in the apartheid years - as a racist nation deserving of international isolation and sanctions.
Second, we must demand that the United States end its $30 billion a year military support to the country.
Third, we should organize, confront and demand that public bodies such as universities, local and state governments divest their portfolios from companies that do business in or with Israel.
Fourth, we should identify and boycott those companies that do business with and in Israel.
Fifth, we should call for a cultural boycott of Israel, and boycott those artists who perform in the country.