Do Boycotts Have an Impact?


In a report published in March 2009 in the Hebrew-language business paper 'The Marker' 21% of Israeli exporters say that they have been directly hurt by a boycott of Israeli products since the beginning of 2009 (see Guardian article about survey and boycotts). The model that many proponents of the Global BDS Movement cite is the effectiveness of the international boycott campaign against companies doing business in Apartheid-era South Africa. When the profits to be made from occupation diminish, so does support for the occupation.

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