The BDS movement has cast its campaign in legal terms, successfully conceptualizing the regime currently in place in Israel-Palestine as one that violates international law and requires a measure of transnational enforcement. Yet, from the perspective of Jewish Israeli citizens, partaking in such enforcement may require stepping out of the existing community—both symbolically and materially. This essay examines the stakes of such a move, weighing its potential benefits and costs in terms of advancing an egalitarian democratic future in Israel-Palestine.
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Itamar Mann; On the Law, Politics, and Ethics of BDS. South Atlantic Quarterly 1 July 2015; 114 (3): 670–679. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00382876-3130822
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