Monday, January 05, 2009

Gaza: I have three words

The sinking feeling I've had in my stomach over the last ten days turned into nausea this afternoon as I listened to news about Gaza.

I'm left with only three words in response to this tragedy: boycott, divestment, sanctions.

The argument that it a boycott will hurt normal Israeli businesses (and, really, the feelings of normal Israelis) now seems to carry no weight whatsoever. When the Israeli government is making a policy out of destroying Gaza's infrastructure, keeping a population hungry, terrified, and trapped, BDS seems kind. And in fact it is: opposing apartheid is the loving thing to do.

So, that's all I've got: boycott, divestment, sanctions. Now more than ever.

1 comment:

Halla said...

If only the rest of the world would listen to those 3 words!!