Amos Oz, BDS’s man of the year – Op-ed: It’s okay to criticize the government in a way which can be accepted by most Israelis, but when this ‚criticism‘ is mainly used by the campaign for Israel’s destruction – you become part of it. | ynet
Amos Oz will win the BDS campaign’s man of the year award. It’s strange, because the Israeli author is against the BDS movement. But he recently announced that he would boycott state-sponsored events around the world.
There is nothing original about this move. Oz is joining a new trend of a small and noisy minority among US Jews: We love Israel, we are Zionist, but we are basically joining the boycott against Israel. It’s true that the leaders of the boycott campaign are against peace, it’s true that they are against two states, it’s true that they object to the actual existence of the State of Israel, it’s true that they mainly identify with Hamas – but does that really matter? Intellectuals, as much as others, must join trends. Now Oz is one of them, and it’s sad.