As a rule, Palestinians working for Israelis in the West Bank hate the settlements and the occupation. But they have to feed their families, so they swallow their pride.
workers walk in the early morning next to the Wall and an Israeli
military tower to cross the Eyal Israeli military checkpoint, November
2011 (photo: Activestills)
" I wish there were a way of ending the theft of the Palestinians’ land,
and their freedom, and their pride by means other than the boycott. I
have no desire to take away anybody’s job, Palestinian or Jew. But the
boycott is working where elections, demonstrations, words, Palestinian
non-violence and Obama all failed. If somebody can show me a way to
bring down the occupation that doesn’t cost anyone his job – and that
isn’t a proven failure – I will gladly support it. But no one has yet.
So until then, I will see the boycott not as something to rejoice over,
but as the lesser of two evils, the greater one being the humiliation
Israel imposes on the Palestinians, even those who work at SodaStream."