BDS: To protest or not to protest?


Australian Jewish News
July 29, 2011


THERE is a cryptic Hebrew expression which conveys a great deal in two words – derech eretz.

Translated as “the way of the land”, it derives from Ethics of The Fathers and means one should deal wisely with one’s neighbours and be judicious in the way one conducts one’s business. And there is an English expression, less cryptic but equally compelling: “Speak softly and carry a big stick; you will go far.”

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