Tuesday, July 12, 2005

Boycotts and the security fence

This story made me laugh out loud: the PA calls for a boycott of Caterpillar (an absurd idea - that has thankfully failed before), because it sells bulldozers to Israel, which uses them to build its security fence.
These people have absolutely no sense of irony: the prime minister of the PA himself has apparently been selling cement to build the barrier and these guys want to boycott Caterpillar!?
Anyway, I think the security fence is a great idea and recent Palestinian behavior (via MP), in the wake of the decision to withdraw from Gaza, has only reinforced my view. Also, here is an excellent, level-headed and very convincing debunking of the International Court of Justice ruling that says the fence is illegal.

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