Call for a cultural boycott of Israel

Dec 4 2006

There is a renewed call for a cultural boycott of Israel. The topic provokes considerable debate. Linda Grant frames boycott as regressive and a form of censorship while Omar Barghouti argues that Israel's transgression of human rights gives boycott a moral imperative.

On a recent posting at losslessvideo, writer John Berger says:

Boycott is not a principle. When it becomes one, it itself risks to
become exclusive and racist. No boycott, in our sense of the term, should
be directed against an individual, a people, or a nation as such. A boycott
is directed against a policy and the institutions which support that policy
either actively or tacitly. Its aim is not to reject, but to bring about

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