It is worth remembering that Jews throughout the world called for a boycott of Nazi Germany in 1933. American diplomats were critical, lest it provoke Hitler. But they didn’t threaten the protesters with “zero tolerance” of “hate crimes”.
Archbishop Emeritus Desmond Tutu, in an exclusive article for Haaretz, calls for a global boycott of Israel and urges Israelis and Palestinians to look beyond their leaders for a sustainable solution to the crisis in the Holy Land.
Thousands of pro-Palestinian activists have successfully blocked an Israeli ship that was scheduled to dock at the port of Oakland in California on Saturday.
In South Africa, we could not have achieved our democracy without the help of people around the world, through the use of non-violent means, such as boycotts and divestment.
What Obama was saying is that the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement is unfolding in venues where the US government doesn’t have a veto.