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Engage, Don’t Divest, from Israel

Engage, Don’t Divest, from Israel 541640 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796014541640New Labor ForumMort research-article2014 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2014, Vol. 23(3) 14 –16 Engage, Don’t Divest, Copyright © 2014, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: from Israel sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796014541640 nlf.sagepub.com Jo-Ann Mort Keywords globalization, global unions, international labor, politics, equality Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and its unless you are a settler or a solider. That is one continued control of movement in Gaza is unjust of the consequences of the separation wall that and inhumane. It must be ended as quickly as was constructed by Israel. Trade union delega- possible. Israel and Palestine must exist as two tions coming to Israel and speaking out to the states side by side. How can this be achieved? I Israeli public would be important, especially do not believe that boycotting Israel, or the now, with the situation appearing so grim on the overall BDS prescription for change, is the cor- negotiating front. Boycotts are an annoyance rect response—neither for the labor movement for the Israeli economy and for politicians, but nor for other movements or individuals. they have little real impact on changing the sta- The current Israeli government is a http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

Engage, Don’t Divest, from Israel

New Labor Forum , Volume 23 (3): 3 – Sep 1, 2014

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541640 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796014541640New Labor ForumMort research-article2014 On the Contrary New Labor Forum 2014, Vol. 23(3) 14 –16 Engage, Don’t Divest, Copyright © 2014, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: from Israel sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796014541640 nlf.sagepub.com Jo-Ann Mort Keywords globalization, global unions, international labor, politics, equality Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and its unless you are a settler or a solider. That is one continued control of movement in Gaza is unjust of the consequences of the separation wall that and inhumane. It must be ended as quickly as was constructed by Israel. Trade union delega- possible. Israel and Palestine must exist as two tions coming to Israel and speaking out to the states side by side. How can this be achieved? I Israeli public would be important, especially do not believe that boycotting Israel, or the now, with the situation appearing so grim on the overall BDS prescription for change, is the cor- negotiating front. Boycotts are an annoyance rect response—neither for the labor movement for the Israeli economy and for politicians, but nor for other movements or individuals. they have little real impact on changing the sta- The current Israeli government is a

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