Ultra-liberal Zionist columnist, Larry Derfner: “Boycott goes prime-time in Israel”

Good morning!

The BDS Movement – Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions – is having an impact.

In his +972Magazine article published on 19 January, 2014, Larry Derfner*) writes:
‘Israel’s number-one news show runs lengthy piece on the growing movement – and blames it not on anti-Semitism or Israel-bashing, but on settlements.’
Derfner goes on to write that
‘On Saturday night the boycott of Israel gained an impressive new level of mainstream recognition in [Israel]. Channel 2 News, easily the most watched, most influential news show [in Israel], ran a heavily-promoted, 16-minute piece on the boycott in its 8 p.m. prime-time program. The piece was remarkable not only for its length and prominence, but even more so because it did not demonize the boycott movement, it didn’t blame the boycott on anti-Semitism or Israel-bashing. Instead, top-drawer reporter Dana Weiss treated the boycott as an established, rapidly growing presence that sprang up because of Israel’s settlement policy and whose only remedy is that policy’s reversal.’

Read the full article here: 
http://972mag.com/boycott-goes-prime-time-in-israel/85974/

*) Larry Derfner in his own words:
‘I was a columnist and feature writer for The Jerusalem Post, as well as the correspondent in Israel for the U.S. News and World Report, for many years. I wrote feature articles for the Sunday Times of London during the second intifada, and have been writing for American Jewish publications since 1990.
‘Politically, I would describe myself as an ultra-liberal Zionist; as journalist Bradley Burston put it, I’m “probably as far left as a centrist can be.” I was born in New York, grew up in Los Angeles and moved to Israel in 1985.’

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