Tuesday, September 01, 2009

The Other Argument

This blog has defended comparisons between the treatment of Palestinians in the occupied territories and Apartheid. Here's the best argument I've seen against it.

Israeli peace activist Uri Avnery makes arguments pragmatic, historical and moral against the comparison and opposes a full boycott against Israel as likely to achieve opposite results from those that proponents of boycott are hoping for. He does however support targeted boycotts of the products of Israeli settlements in the occupied territories, a defensible distinction.

I'm unconvinced, but it's a good argument.

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