The Goldstone Report - Boycotting Israel

16 September 2009
Diana Buttu, Neve Gordon

As a prominent UN inquiry condemns Israel for committing war crimes during its attacks on Gaza, three prominent activists discuss the growing global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign.

TNI fellow Phyllis Bennis joins a fascinating debate with radical Israeli academic Neve Gordon and a Palestinian political advisor Diana Buttu. 

They discuss the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions campaign in the light of news of more than 1,000 filmmakers, actors, and writers protesting the Toronto Film Festival’s spotlight on Tel-Aviv.

Bennis, author of Understanding the Palestinian-Israeli Conflict: A Primer, also discusses the impact of Judge Goldstone's fact finding mission and report released today

About the authors

Phyllis Bennis

Phyllis Bennis is a fellow of both TNI and the Institute for Policy Studies in Washington DC where she directs IPS's New Internationalism Project. Phyllis specialises in U.S. foreign policy issues, particularly involving the Middle East and United Nations. She worked as a journalist at the UN for ten years and currently serves as a special adviser to several top-level UN officials on Middle East issues, as well as playing an active role in the U.S. and global peace and Palestinian rights movements. A frequent contributor to U.S. and global media, Phyllis is also the author of numerous articles and books, particularly on Afghanistan, Palestine, Iraq, the UN, and U.S.

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