Thank you for posting Rachel Roberts' strong op-ed ("Md. Anti-BDS bill stifles freedom," Feb. 14).
I am a Jewish Baltimorean who supports Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, following the lead of Palestinian organizations of people who have been suffering under occupation for 50 years. Ending the occupation is a pre-condition for real peace.
We are heartened by Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett and other NFL players who were supposed to go on a "Brand Israel" trip. In his words from Twitter, "When I do go to Israel — and I do plan to go — it will be to see not only Israel but also the West Bank and Gaza so I can see how the Palestinians, who have called this land home for thousands of years, live their lives."
Boycotts work to put non-violent pressure on governments for civil rights, and we will continue to work in solidarity with our brothers and sisters in Israel and Palestine.
Jodie Zisow-McClean, Baltimore