Friday, May 25, 2012
(Originally published in The Times Of Israel)
I've decided to boycott the British. It is fairly difficult to actually think of anything useful or attractive that the British make, but I am going to give it my best shot.
Why the boycott? I've just had enough of the British. They have become annoying and irritating. And they've got chutzpa. They are a hateful bunch, unfairly anti-Israel, and the Jew-hatred tradition that was such an integral part of their elite society for many years, and that was somewhat pushed below the surface in the post-WWII era, seems to have burst back up with enthusiasm.
For the last decade, British university union activists and academics have repeatedly called for academic and cultural boycotts of Israeli universities and individual academics, regardless of their politics or beliefs.
Why? They happen to disagree with Israel's policies on the West Bank, just like they probably disagree with the policies of many countries in the world. But they have decided that only the culture and academics--primarily Jews-- of the only country in the world with a majority of Jews is deserving of a boycott.