by the Editor
Sunday, June 17th, 2012
Remember Palestine-06-16-2012 from Press TV with Lauren Booth featuring Gilad Atzmon.
As convoys and flotillas are being increasingly blocked from entering Palestine, activists look increasingly to the Boycott Movement as a way to pressure Israel. Most recently, the Co-operative Group decided to no longer engage with any supplier of produce known to be sourcing from the Israeli settlements. This was a great achievement for activists who have campaigned for this kind of boycott for years in the face of government’s refusal to act in compliance with international human rights norms.
This month campaigns were also held against the Habima Theatre Company performance as part of the Globe’s Shakespeare festival. This boycott was called in response to the Palestinian call to boycott all Israeli cultural institutions which “continue to serve the purposes of the Israeli colonial and apartheid regime”. The protest at Habima’s performance was covered by most of the UK’s major news outlets drawing attention to Israel’s human rights violations.