How A Boycott Could Backlash

Andrew Sullivan —  Mar 23 2012 @ 1:37pm

Marc Tracy weighs in on Beinart's settlement boycott

The problem I have with a partial boycott is it strikes me as the worst of both worlds: a rather shallow, largely symbolic statement—since it implies that in-Green-Line Israel has very little to do with the settlement enterprise—that at the same time moves down the slippery slope to an out-and-out boycott, which is the sort of thing that ought to be reserved for truly atrocious regimes (Iran, apartheid South Africa, etc.), which Israel’s is not … Does Beinart not see how short the leap is to simply denying that liberal Zionism can exist?