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Letters, Sept. 18

BDS is about justice

Concerning David Zaslow’s anti-BDS letter in response to Avram Sacks: The issue is not whether Palestinians are good or bad people (they’re no better or worse than any other people). The issue is simply injustice.

Israel is occupying Palestine and has illegally stolen land to create “Jewish” settlements. Jews and indigenous Palestinians both live in Palestine, but under separate laws and security restrictions, resulting in apartheid.

That’s why Jews of conscience, like Avram and myself, continue to support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel (just as was done against South African apartheid in the 1980s). We’re putting justice ahead of ethnic/religious allegiance, as we all should do.

Gene Robbins

Ashland

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