As the US and Europe turn away, Israel looks to Asia ~ Jonathan Cook, THE NATION, February 23, 2015.
It was another difficult week for Israel. In Britain, 700 artists pledged a cultural boycott of Israel, and a leader of the Board of Deputies, the representative body of the Jewish community in the UK, quit saying he could no longer abide by its ban on criticising Israel.
Across the Atlantic, the student body of one of the most prestigious US universities, Stanford, voted to withdraw investments from companies implicated in Israel’s occupation, giving a boost to the international boycott movement.
Meanwhile, a CNN poll found that two-thirds of Americans, and three-quarters of those under 50, believed the US should be neutral in its foreign policy towards Israel and Palestine.
This drip-drip of bad news is gradually changing the West’s political culture and forcing Israel to rethink its historic alliances…
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