Boycotts and Justice
The BDS Movement – Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions – that protests everything Israeli likes to present itself as seeking justice for Palestine rather than being anti-Israel. Some people probably actually feel that way. But the latest blog entry by Henry Herskovitz on behalf of Jewish Witnesses for Peace regarding the upcoming UMS concert by the Jerusalem Quartet is much more honest.
Here is text from Henry’s blog:
UMS Remains in Violation of Palestinian Call to Boycott
The University Musical Society plans to violate PACBI’s call to boycott Apartheid Israel by hosting The Jerusalem Quartet on October 21. Musicians in this racist group are also members of the Israeli Occupation Forces. As the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign writes:
“The members of this Quartet are ’cultural ambassadors’ for Israel and the Israeli army.
Hopefully, one of the groups supporting the International Day of Quds will organize a protest in Ann Arbor. JWPF looks forward to again joining in…
Notice that this is a “racist group” who are members of the “Occupation Forces.” The translation of this is that anything Israeli is by definition racist and that since Israel has a draft for the military, every Israeli is an occupier. Please note as well the quote from the Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign, which indicates that one cannot represent Israel without representing the Israeli army. In other words, the military is the totality of Israel.