Answers to Quora Questions by Yair Davidiy (9 February, 24 Shevet, 5778)
Would a boycott of Israeli products from the West Bank be anti-Jewish?
The picture shows a pro-Boycott demonstration of Israeli goods in general. The query concerns measures to boycott goods specifically from Judah and Samaria. The Boycott would be directed against products made by Jews and not by Arabs. The intention of the boycott would be to harm Jews and cause them to consider leaving Judah and Samaria. If Jews were not involved almost nobody would be really interested one way or another. The only conclusion is therefore that such a Boycott would be anti-Jewish in intention. Experience shows that it is not just a matter of labeling the products but also coercing others not to buy. They who would wish to buy such Jewish goods despite the ban would be prevented from doing so. When the Nazis came to power in Germany they forced a boycott of Jewish shops and businesses. Now apparently they wish to do it again.