Moral-Historical Questions of the Anti-Israel Boycott

  • Jeremy KriklerEmail author
Part of the Palgrave Critical Studies of Antisemitism and Racism book series (PCSAR)


This chapter considers how post-war developments—decolonisation, the shift in international opinion regarding settler states, and the displacement of original populations or their relegation to inferior status—have created fertile soil for the anti-Israel boycott movement in the West. Drawing on a number of historical examples, the paper also identifies the extreme outcomes to which boycott movements can subscribe when they are associated with nationalism, and how this poses ‘moral-historical questions’ for the anti-Israel boycott movement. In this and other ways, the analysis probes a boycott movement in the contemporary world in terms of the history to which it relates, directly or comparatively.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of EssexColchesterUK

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