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Sanctions movement against Israel violates international law
Sanctions movement against Israel violates international law

Commentator Yousef Munayyer does a grave disservice to Israelis and Palestinians alike by depicting the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement as an effort to force Israeli compliance with international human rights laws ("Cardin, don't tie U.S. hands for Israel," April 21). In fact, the organized boycott and divestment movement enthusiastically champions the violation of international human rights law. It appropriates the language of human rights while doing violence to its most fundamental values and the principles of equality and universality on which human rights are predicated. Rather than acknowledging that Jews and Palestinians both have equal rights to...

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