The Case for the Cultural Boycott of Israel
by the Artists for Palestine UK organising collective
Essential reading for anyone who cares about the arts and social justice. Readable, succinct, well-sourced and thoughtfully argued, The Case for a Cultural Boycott of Israel has answers to all the questions you’ve ever been asked, or are ever likely to be asked about a cultural boycott of Israel, in 64 pages. With a foreword by novelist Kamila Shamsie.
‘The Palestinian call for boycott does not target individual artists according to their nationality, their beliefs, or the content of their art. It focuses on culture’s ties to the Israeli state. This booklet analyses what it is about Israel’s actions that make boycott both necessary and moral. It looks at the role of culture in Israel’s political project and aims to show how cultural boycott can help end Israel’s impunity from the law and advance the cause of Palestinian freedom.’
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On Antisemitism: Solidarity and the Struggle for Justice
The uses and abuses of antisemitism in the 21st Century
An anthology by Jewish Voice for Peace, foreword by Judith Butler
‘When the State of Israel claims to represent all Jewish people, defenders of Israeli policy redefine antisemitism to include criticism of Israel. Antisemitism is harmful and real in our society. What must also be addressed is how the deployment of false charges of antisemitism or redefining antisemitism can suppress the global progressive fight for justice. There is no one definitive voice on antisemitism and its impact.
Jewish Voice for Peace has curated a collection of essays that provides a diversity of perspectives and standpoints. Each contribution explores critical questions concerning uses and abuses of antisemitism in the twenty-first-century, focusing on the intersection between anti-Semitism, accusations of anti-Semitism, and Palestinian human rights activism.
This anthology provides a much-needed tool for Palestinian solidarity activists, teachers, as well as Jewish communities. Featuring contributions from Omar Barghouti, Judith Butler, and Rebecca Vilkomerson, as well as activists, academics, students, and cultural workers, On Political Solidarity and Justice includes the voices of Palestinian students and activists, and Jews that are often marginalized in mainstream discussions of anti-Semitism, including Jews of Color and Sephardi/Mizrahi Jews.’
Paperback, 300 pages. Order here (currently USA)