Boycotts Much Ado About Nothing
A recent news item quotes a Knesset member from the Labor Party as saying that if Israel does not quickly agree to the creation of a Palestinian state, Israel will have “an image as a state worthy to isolate” (“Not Losing Sleep,” Feb. 14).
Yet, Gallup’s annual world affairs survey, conducted in February, found that fully 72 percent of Americans have a “very favorable” or “mostly favorable” view of Israel. By contrast, only 19 percent think favorably of the Palestinian Authority.
Israel is not isolated — at least not here in America, where it counts most. Israel’s decisions in the negotiations should be based on its national security needs, not on fear of a boycott movement that is more smoke than fire.
Moshe Phillips, president
Benyamin Korn, chairman
Religious Zionists of America