In the United States and Europe, trade unions, mainstream churches
and academic associations have brought back the strategies that were
used against apartheid South Africa. In a resolution adopted by 431
votes to 62, the US Presbyterian Church voted for a process of “phased,
selective disinvestment” in multinational corporations doing business
with Israel. This followed the opinion of the International Court of
Justice that Israel’s wall and its “settler” colonies were
illegal. A similar declaration by the court in 1971, denouncing South
Africa’s occupation of Namibia, ignited the international boycott.

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