Magazine article New Internationalist

BDS: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

Magazine article New Internationalist

BDS: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

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BDS: Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions by Omar Barghouti Hay market Books ISBN 978 1 60846 114 1)

In this excellent polemic, Palestinian commentator Omar Barghouti refers to Israeli General Moshe Dayan's advice that 'Israel must be like a mad dog, too dangerous to bother'.

World opinion is today shifting against Israel's disproportionate treatment of Palestinians, more extreme now even than in Dayan's time. Since the brutal attack on the Gaza relief convoy, international support for sanctions against Israel has been growing. In this book, Barghouti lays out the nuts and bolts of a global campaign of 'boycott, divestment and sanctions'- or BDS for short - to end the occupation of the West Bank and Gaza.

The strategy is crucial, he argues, if there is to be a nonviolent resolution of the world's most intractable political conflict. …

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