VIDEO: “Economy of the Occupation – BDS Boycott Divestment and Sanctions” 6 parts September 5, 2010

The BDS movement: boycott, divestment and sanctions used to put pressure on Israel to respect the rights of the Palestinian people and to end the occupation, is rapidly growing around the world. This video examines the economic aspects of BDS. How did BDS evolve? Can it be an effective tool against Israel? Could it hurt innocent people as well? Why BDS is better or worse than other forms of resistance? This video is meant as a tool for activists, consumers, academics and businesspeople who are considering how to take a moral course of action in relation to Israel’s violations of international law, and of human and collective rights of the Palestinians.

Shir Hever, economist with the AIC explains the mechanisms and background of the boycott campaign that affects products produced in Israel. Also, a very interesting background to Israel’s economic policies before 1967 and how they developed into an economy of occupation afterward, leading eventually to the call by Palestinian civil society for a BDS campaign against Israel.

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