Song of the Watermelon: Israeli Settlements and the United Church Boycott: Three Common Distortions

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Song of the Watermelon: Israel, the Settlements, and the United Church: Three Common Distortions

– proposed United Church boycott of products from Israeli settlements Distortion #1: Why Israel? The world is full of tyranny and injustice. Of all the places and issues, why boycott the Middle East’s only democracy?  Three assumptions are packed into this distortion: that the United Church is boycotting Israel, that Israel’s critics routinely let others ...