The boycott campaigns

Celio, Oréal, Buitoni, Coca-Cola, Jaffa, Nestlé Nescafè, Fanta, Galbani, Nokia, Mc Donald’s, Ibis, sono nomi conosciuti a casa mia. Talvolta, se posso scegliere, dò la preferenza a uno di questi marchi. Tuttavia, non sempre mi è facile individuare i prodotti provenienti da imprese israeliane. Una volta avevo mandato a memoria il numero 729  che dovrebbe essere all’inizio del codice a barra della maggior parte dei prodotti. Ho dovuto consultare talvolta dei siti a favore del boicottaggio di Israele per avere una lista più completa. BDS 1BDS 2 (2)BDS 3 Leggo ciò che dice Manfred Gerstenfeld a proposito del BDS  (Boycott Divestment and Sanctions):

 The boycott campaigns against Israel must be seen in a much wider context. In the past, boycotts of different natures against other governments have not been very successful. Yet making a lasting impact  is not necessarily the major aim of the boycotters. The accompanying publicity is often far more important to them as a goal. BDS 4

Gerstenfeld riferisce l’opinione di Naomi Klein, autore canadese anti-israeliano:

“Boycott is not  a dogma; it is a tactic. The reason the BDS strategy should be tried against Israel is practical: in a country so small and trade-dependent, it could actually work.” 

Ma esiste un altro tipo di boicottaggio, non meno  ripugnante. Gerstenfeld accenna al boicottaggio delle università israeliane negli Stati Uniti.

In 2013, three associations of American academic teachers decided to cuts  ties with Israeli academic institutions. One of them was the American Studies Association (ASA). Although it voted in December 2013 to boycott Israel, the motion was supported by less than a quarter of its members. The organization said that 1252 of its approximately 5000 members had cast electronic ballots over the last several days, a rate of participation it termed an all-time high. Sixty-six percent of voters favored the boycott. 

Un modo decisamente non corretto di agire.

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Manfred Gerstenfeld, The struggle against the delegitimization of Israel and the Jews, and the growth of new anti-semitism

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