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Blasting forward to 2004

I'm trying out this social bookmarking thing, so there's now a widget at the top of the sidebar showing things I've recently read but don't have thoughts on extensive enough to make a post.


Blogger Alon Levy said...

The boycott of Israel isn't about left versus right, or about world opinion. It's about the symbolism of Israel being a Western country backed by the US in the Middle East. Arafat convinced people that Palestine was the symbol of the oppressed third world; at the same time, American hawks began supporting Israel (and not other US allies, like Egypt) as a way of distancing themselves from traditional right-wing anti-Semitism.

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