"But the Israeli people's eyes are blind, their ears are deaf and their leaders are flaccid and weak. This is precisely the situation in which civilised societies urgently need feedback and intervention from the outside: to mirror the absurdity of the situation created and to focus attention on the damage of human and political blindness. To tell Israel that it is impossible to be treated as 'the only democracy in the Middle East', while it is also the last colonial occupier in the Western world."
Der israelische Autor und ehemalige Politiker Avraham Burg in einem Beitrag "Settlements goods are not kosher" (The Independant, 7. Juni)zum israelischen Protest gegen die Erwägung diverser Länder, Herkunftsbezeichnungen für in israelischen Westbank-Siedlungen hergestellte Produkte einzuführen