For the past few years my wife and I, always preferring to buy Israeli made-goods whether we are in Israel or the USA, carefully scrutinized labels on Israeli products to see where they were made. Living half of each year in Tel Aviv, it seemed almost normative to not purchase goods made in the West Bank. We have many friends who made aliyah decades ago, passionate Zionists all, who have boycotted goods from Judea and Samaria for a long time (Click here for one example). They are anguished over what the occupation has done to Israeli democracy and the rule of law, and are frightened for the future.

Imagine then our surprise over the controversy stirred up by Peter Beinart’s op-ed column in yesterday’s New York Times calling for a targeted boycott of West Bank products in order to save Israel….

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