Haaretz, Jan. 29, 2017


let’s take civic courage and come out with a quiet, sober call to the international community to impose a boycott on the State of Israel. Yes, the State of Israel, not only the settlements, because for a long time there have not been two economies: there is a single economy on both sides of the Green Line (the pre-1967 borders).

Let’s do this with one single, simple desire: to ensure our existence in this place. Because this, basically, is what we are talking about – our existence, our lives. Otherwise, it will not be a life for us for very long – for us, the few million – in an environment of tens of millions, where our leaders have determined that we must forever live by the sword.

If the cry to save Israel comes from our mouths, loud and clear and well-reasoned, there will be those who listen to it, even though we are a minority.

No reasonable person could accuse us of anti-Semitism and hatred of Israel. After all, we are Jews and Israelis, and as Jews and Israelis we wish to remain here – to stay here in order to live, not to die.