Thanks to Bradley Burston for calling the fascist spade a spade. It's better when Israeli Jewish journalists say this stuff about Israeli society, and we American Jews can quote them, thus making it harder to call us self-haters. Burston:
The Boycott Law is the litmus test for Israeli democracy, the threshold test for Israeli fascism...
This is the one. This is where the slope turns nowhere but down.
This an important historical moment.
When Israel's apartheid regime comes crashing down, we will remember July 11, 2011 as the day Israel alienated itself from the bulk of its sane "moderate" supporters, and the beginning of the total demoralization of all but the most-right wing of the New Afrikaners. This law puts the J Streeters into a bind from which the only escape is to support BDS, in some form or other. Perhaps more than any other cruel and self-destructive act on the part of Israel, the boycott law will provoke the previously-silent to speak out.
Or not. Am I too optimistic? Do I have too much faith in the majority of world Jewry's moral rectitude?