Noa Sattath, leader of the Civil Rights Association and one of the organizers of the protests against the judicial reforms, called in an interview for an economic boycott of Israel until the government retracted the planned reforms.
Asked during a leture which was organized by the New Israel Founaion and Americans for Peace Now if she intended a strike as a political tool, rather than part of a labor dispute, Sattath answers that 'I think it could be very effective, if we could make it happen."
"I think that anybody that is contributing to Israel's economy should stop that contribution until the wind changes," Sattath added.
"I think that the center of Israeli society that is making the economy work - and the economy is the basis for everything that this government does - is vastly opposed to these measures and would be deeply impacted by them."
Protestors against the judicial reforms have been calling recently for economic sanctions among the Israeli public, in particular a mass strike combined with a multi-city demonstration, to put economic pressure on the government to rescind the reforms which have passed their first reading in the Knesset. Foreign credit rating agencies and and financial publications have noted that Israel's credit rating may drop and investors may take money out of Israel should the reforms pass, although there are no connections between the reform and economics. In fact, one of the controversial acts of the court during Aharon Barak's tenure as chief justice was arbitrarily deciding that contracts are not to be interpreted as written, but according to the intention of those who signed them, a ruling which caused a plethora of difficultties for investors in Israel. This is the type of ruling, not based on legal precedent, but solely on the courts' vewpoint, that the reforms oppose.