Personally, it’s all the same to me, it’s immoral to boycott goods from the Jewish state regardless of where they are coming from. Any jerk politician or otherwise who promotes such a scheme, should be stripped from every product he/she uses that has been developed in Israel. Their tune would change in a heartbeat.
Prof. Gerald Steinberg, the head of the Jerusalem-based NGO Monitor, wrote in an email to the Post on Friday that the boycott sponsored by Pax Christi and the mayor “is fundamentally immoral. The goal of this campaign, as clearly stated, is to demonize the right of the Jewish people to self-determination and sovereign equality. This agenda is inherently discriminatory and erases the history of brutal warfare and Arab terrorism waged against Israel, which is the cause of the post-1967 ‘occupation.’ By promoting the false Palestinian narrative, the organizations involved in BDS [boycott, divestment and sanctions] campaigns become combatants in this form of warfare.”
He continued, “If Pax Christi, as a Christian organization claiming an ethical agenda, were actually interested in promoting peace and human rights, it would focus its resources on the real abuses in Syria, Gaza and elsewhere, instead of joining the latest efforts to deprive the Jewish people of sovereign equality.”