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in Jerusalem, a man in a blue tie is reading about an academic in Sydney
boycotting a left-wing Israeli educator. He's a hawkish politician, a member of
a right-wing party, and he's rubbing his hands together in
He's happy because his political
opponents, Israeli peace advocates, are being slapped down and dismissed, not
just by the Right but by the Left. Dan Avnon, who developed a civics program to
promote equality for minorities and create a shared understanding between
Israelis and Palestinians, is being boycotted by a Sydney University centre
because he's Israeli.
Boycott, divestment and
sanctions is a contradictory movement. Supported by the far Left here, it
ironically provides great support to the Israeli Right. Right-wing Zionists,
often sceptical of peace concessions and negotiations, can find nobetter case to throw in the face of the
Left.Israelis uninterested in making peace with
Palestinianscan only laughwhen Israelis who dedicate and sacrifice so much to do
so find themselves rejected, delegitimised as human beings, simply because
anti-Semitism and disproportionate criticism in mind, don't find it hard to feel
persecuted or targeted. The hawkish Israeli need only point to the BDS movement
as ammunitionto say: "Everyone hates us, why should we compromise?"
The more prevalent the delegitimisation of Israel
itself becomes, the harder it is to imagine activists such as Avnon putting
themselves out there publicly in support of compromising for
The Jewish nation is,
understandably, always conscious of victimisation and, whether fairly or not,
the new BDS movement appeals to a certain"us against them" insomeIsraelis.
Boycotting Israel, an action
that is indeed designed to portray it as an illegitimate state,rejects a two-state
solution negotiated by the Israeli and
Palestinian leadership in favour of one state. Its
premise of a one-state Palestine, open to all religions and races, is neither just nor
The notion that one side of
a two-side conflict should be neither able nor allowed to act positively towards
peace is ludicrous. It's telling human beings,
chance in Israel, that they shouldn't
trying to improve their society.
more ridiculous is that this idea is being
pushed primarily by those living on the
of the world.THIS IS MORONIC
TOO!!gs Those who claim to
putting forward legitimate criticism of a
nation THIS IS SIMPLY EVILgs!!!
, only to then reject those who try to
remedy the situation, MORON!!!!! should be dismissed
Expecting Israel to simply
fold is purely anti-Israel fantasy. And advocating for anabsolutist
approach MORON!!!!!is irresponsible
when it discourages the Palestinians from dialogue, too. HEY - MORON - THE
PALESTINIANS HAVE BEEN PLAYING THIS GAME OF ''NEGOTIATING AND NOT NEGOTIATING
FOR DECADES!! ONLY A MORON WOULD USE THESE
is political affairs director, Australasian Union of Jewish Students. These are
his personal views.