RE Room for Debate: Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitism?
Kudos to Omar Zahzah for having the wisdom, the courage, and the patience to participate in the NYTimes Room for Debate "Is Anti-Zionism Anti-Semitism?." His hyperlink to Adalah points out "50 laws that discriminate against Palestinian citizens of Israel and render them second-class citizens."
Kudos too to all the many various Jewish individuals and groups who have the wisdom, courage and patience to argue with and about Israel. Seems to me the Zionist quest to bully, oppress, and displace those who understand and object to Israel's institutionalized bigotry and injustice is now up against a modern world with modern communication. One can easily search out or simply stumble across highly pertinent facts and heart wrenching stories and statistics- and enlightening artwork. The BDS boycott movement is not the only campaign seeking to create a greater global awareness of the Israel-Palestine conflict and the very real plight of the Palestinians.
Holy Land Principles , a corporate code of conduct for American companies doing business in Palestine-Israel was launched only a few years ago. "The Holy Land Principles seek to ensure that American companies practice fair employment in Palestine-Israel or Israel-Palestine." According a recent article regarding General Electric being asked to sign the Holy Land Principles: "The Principles do not take any position on solutions to the Israeli-Palestinian issue. The Principles do not try to tell the Palestinians or the Israelis what to do. The Holy Land Principles only call for fair employment by American companies in Palestine-Israel." http://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/ge-given-second-chance-on-holy-land-principles-300240062.html?tc=portal_CAP
So on one hand we have a BDS movement on college campuses getting attention by demanding boycott, and on the other hand we have a corporate code of conduct quite reasonably asking American businesses already doing business in Israel/Palestine to respect American ideals.
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