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BDS and limited boycotts: a distinction without a difference?

By Gerald Steinberg Since independence in 1948, Israel has been confronted by boycott campaigns, beginning with the Arab League’s extensive embargo that continues in many countries. The objective of this form of warfare was and remains the rejection of the sovereign Jewish nation-state, regardless of boundaries. In 2001, the Non-Governmental Organizations Forum of the United Nation’s …


AN ISRAELI VIEW: More diplomatic theater?

By Gerald Steinberg Will the Palestine Liberation Organization’s decision to seek unilateral recognition of Palestinian statehood through a United Nations vote in September be a game-changer or another quickly forgotten piece of political theater? Will this move, led by Fateh leader and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, provide the foundation for the long-awaited two-state peace …


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