Haaretz, May 1, 2016


When Border Police personnel execute a pregnant woman and her brother claiming that they “threw a knife,” and society yawns in boredom, the desire awakens to shake and punish it. This is not a desire for revenge, but rather for change. Benn believes that a boycott will make Israel harden its position. The past has shown that the opposite is true. Israel has always made the few concessions it did after it paid a heavy price, or in the face of an overt threat.

[...] Close down the international airport for two days and let’s see who’s for the settlement of Yitzhar; demand a visa for every little vacation abroad and let’s see who will say “the Land of Israel for the People of Israel.”

[...] In South Africa the business community came to the government and said: Enough, this cannot go on.