American intellectuals against Judea and Samaria Jews

70 American intellectuals call for a targeted boycott of all goods and services from Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.

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More than 70 American intellectuals called for a targeted boycott of all goods and services from Israeli communities in Judea and Samaria.

The boycott call, an open letter, was published in the most recent issue of the New York Review of Books, which is dated Oct. 13.

Among the signers are Bernard Avishai, Peter Brooks, Peter Beinhart, Todd Gitlin and Martin Sherwin.

The letter said the signatories "oppose an economic, political, or cultural boycott of Israel itself as defined by its June 4, 1967, borders," which they refer to as the "so-called Green Line." This boundary, according to the letter writers, "should be the starting point for negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian parties on future boundaries between two states. To promote such negotiations, we call for a targeted boycott of all goods and services from all Israeli settlements in the Occupied Territories, and any investments that promote the Occupation, until such time as a peace settlement is negotiated between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority."

The letter also calls on the U.S. government to remove Internal Revenue Service tax exemptions from entities in Judea and Samaria and to exclude the "settlements" from Israeli trade benefits.








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