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Donald P. Wagner

Boycott the Israel boycotters?

Boycott the Israel boycotters?

For years, groups critical of Israel's policies in the West Bank and Gaza have pressed universities and pension funds to divest themselves of stocks from companies deemed guilty of "profiting off of the illegal occupation of Palestinian lands." The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, initiated by Palestinians, has had some successes in Europe and has gained attention on many American college campuses. But now there is a bill in the General Assembly to turn the tables by requiring the state's pension system to shun companies that refuse to do business with Israel. The boycotters may be boycotted. Oddly, they don't like this tactic when it is used against...