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On the pro-BDS side, ‘Equality or Nothing!’
Anyone who supports Palestinian self-determination while calling only for ending the forty-five-year-old Israeli occupation of the Gaza Strip and the West Bank, including East Jerusalem, is only upholding most of the rights of just 38 percent of Palestinians while expecting the rest to accept injustice as fate. By appealing to people of conscience around the world to help end Israel’s three-tiered system of oppression, the BDS movement is not asking for anything heroic. It is merely asking people to desist from complicity in oppression.
Against, “BDS Abandons Israeli Progressives”
Israel…is a complicated place. Its democracy is certainly more than what produced the occupation of Palestine. Imagine European officials, intellectuals etc., reading grim headlines about America’s invasion of Iraq, and concluding that the war was the product (as it was to some degree) of America’s imperial political structure and peculiar concepts of liberty. Imagine their advocating a boycott of everything American, from Google, to The Nation…in effect, an end to the United States as we know it…Would this have been thought sane?
Inside this week’s issue:
- The Other America, 2012: Confronting the Poverty Epidemic: To restore the American Dream for the 99 percent, we must first bring the “invisible poor” out of the shadows.
- A Fight Bigger Than ALEC: As campaigns against the right-wing group continue, we must fight its sabotaging of voting rights across the country.
- What Teachers Want: New studies show that many teachers are unhappy in their jobs—and in this climate of austerity, it’s no wonder.
- Defending Israel (and Waiting for a Miracle): American Jews could play a useful role in aiding our Israeli cousins to see that they are destroying what was noble about their country. Why won’t they?
- Will People Power Defeat Scott Walker and His Cronies? The protests in Wisconsin have inspired a new generation of candidates—and they’re winning.
- New Rules Mean New Hardship for Poultry Workers: The USDA proposes to increase line speed in poultry plants, but the debate is only about food safety. What about the workers?
Don’t miss this week’s fantastic issue of The Nation— along with your favorite columnists, this edition features Dan Coughlin and Kim Ives on Haiti’s rigged elections, Kiera Feldman’s undercover investigative trip on Birthright Israel, Dana Goldstein asking whether or not it is necessary for everyone to attend a four year college, and much more more.