Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions : The Struggle For Palestinian Civil Rights

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From 'Operation Cast Lead' to the recent assault on the Gaza flotilla, both the severity and the notoriety of Israel's many human rights abuses have begun to seep into the public consciousness and convince a growing international audience of the apartheid nature of Israel as a Jewish state. Boycott, divestment and sanctions efforts (BDS) helped topple South Africa's brutal apartheid regime. In this timely collection, Palestinian writer Omar Barghouti makes the case for a renewed campaign to force the state of Israel to uphold international law and universal human rights.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 220 pages
  • 133 x 191 x 20.32mm | 365g
  • Chicago, United States
  • English
  • 1608461149
  • 9781608461141
  • 269,759

Table of contents

Introduction: BDS: What? Why? Why Now?
1--Israeli Apartheid: Time for the South African Treatment
2--Israel vs. South Africa: Reflecting on the Cultural Boycott
3--On the Moral Responsibility of Scholars in Situations of Oppression
4--Just Intellectuals? Oppression, Resistance, and the Public Role of Intellectuals
5--Freedom vs. "Academic Freedom": The AUT Boycott
6--Israel: So You Think You Can Dance?
7--Fighting Apartheid in South Africa, Celebrating Apartheid in Israel: Open letter to Nadine Gordimer
8--Between South Africa and Israel: UNESCO's Double-Standards
9--What we really need! A response to anti-boycott arguments
10--Derailing Injustice: Palestinian Civil Resistance to the "Jerusalem Light Rail"
11--"Boycotts work": An interview with Omar Barghouti by Ali Mustafa
12--Never Against! European Collusion in Israel's Slow Genocide
13--Boycotting Israeli settlement products: tactic vs. strategy
14--Our South Africa Moment has Arrived
Conclusion--BDS: If not now, when?
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About Omar Barghouti

Omar Barghouti is an independent Palestinian commentator and human rights activist. He is a founding member of the Palestinian Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel (PACBI) and the Palestinian Civil Society Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. He holds a bachelor's and master's degrees in electrical engineering from Columbia University, NY, and a master's degree in philosophy (ethics) from Tel Aviv University.
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