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ISRAEL: Co-op right to apply pressure through boycott

Letter by Philip A. Heft, Kent on Aug. 26, 2010 at 9:39 am | 19 Comments »
August 26, 2010 9:39 am

The Olympia Food Co-op is to be complimented for its leadership role in boycotting Israeli products.

With the continued expansion of the illegal Israeli settlements and the separation wall cutting off the Palestinians from their land, it is already nearly impossible for the formation of a viable Palestinian state. Israeli violence against civilians has increased in recent years. International pressure has proven insufficient to change Israeli policies.

A boycott of Israeli products might help to make the Israeli government get serious about entering into a fair solution with the Palestinians. A similar boycott helped to end the apartheid rule in South Africa. Bishop Tutu has said that the situation in Palestine is worse than it was under the apartheid rule in South Africa.

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