Currently there as been a lot of BDSM (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions Movement) towards Israel, along with an academic and cultural boycott. I don't mind if people-- schools, institutions, goverments, companies, etc. are divesting from companies that are invested in the violence, oppression and or occupation (on BOTH sides-- since I feel that both sides are responsible in one way or another for the violence, and current state of affairs within Israel and Palestine, but also with Israel and Palestine's neighboring countries as well).
Since so many people talk adamantly about divesting from Israeli Apartheid, and investing in Palestinian buisnesses, why not investing in Israeli companies, organizations, philanthropies that are helping Israelies that live under fear in Sderot and Ashkelon? Is peacemaking about helping people on both sides of the conflict? (I think that both local Israeli buissnesses, and people who are suffering should be aided and supported).
I think one good investment would be to invest into peace organizations, that bring together Israelies, Palestinians, Muslims, Arabs, Jews, Kurds, Persians, Ba'hais, etc, who work towards bringing about and promoting peace and justice.
I have wondered, has anyone invested in peaceful organizations?!
And if so, maybe we could make a list of organizations?
How about mepeace? Can we invest in mepeace? (I know that mepeace is a non profit organization, so that maybe tricky).
Any type of help would be greatly appreciated! :)