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The Jewish Chronicle - - Comment -

Much space has been de­voted in your col­umns to Peter Beinart’s call for a boy­cott of prod­ucts from the set­tle­ments ( Es­say, April 6). As Shaul Mo­faz, the new Kadima leader, has stressed, the great­est threat to Is­rael’s fu­ture is not Iran, it is the set­tle­ments.

There is lit­tle that Jews in the di­as­pora can do to in­flu­ence events in Is­rael. But what Beinart is urg­ing, al­beit in a dis­putable way, is to have the courage to make it clear to Is­raelis that the only way to peace is for Is­rael to re­move it­self from the ter­ri­to­ries, while mil­i­tar­ily pre­serv­ing its se­cu­rity, and that the cur­rent pol­icy of the Ne­tanyahu gov­ern­ment is lead­ing it in the op­po­site di­rec­tion. Stan­ley Bloom Re­chov Nisim Aloni, Tel Aviv, Is­rael

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