Friday, March 10, 2006
Boycott Israel and Brace for the Anti-Semitic Smear
Ibdaa Dance Troupe from Dheisha Refugee Camp
Many around the world recognise the extent of Israel’s breach of international law. The real challenge now is to do something about it. Only by applying effective international pressure against Israel similar in scope and comprehensiveness to that successfully used to end apartheid in South Africa will intellectuals and academics be fulfilling their moral obligation to stand up for right, for justice, for equality and for a chance to validate the prevalence of universal ethical principles. By doing so, they will also serve in the most effective manner the cause of coexistence and real peace.
Omar Barghouti, founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel
Boycott Israel and brace for the anti-Semitic smear. That's what happened to personnel at this Dance Magazine from this blogger, who professes to be against the Occupation, and linked to by this blogger, who believes those who believe a boycott is an effective way to end occuption are "dogmatic." Evidently, the press has been alerted by this blogger.
Now, Omar Barghouti, who heads the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, just happens to be a choreographer. Read this principled Palestinian's stand here