Fortunately for liberty, the Constitution does not say that only the Federal government may initiate international boycotts, as The Australian tries to imply (“Middle East shames inner west” 19/4).
Individuals, sporting bodies and municipalities began adopting BDS against South Africa in the 1960s. and public opinion, businesses and the Federal government tardily followed. History judged this correct.
Israel is not South Africa, but to characterise BDS per se as far-Left lunacy is a smokescreen for the real question of whether sanctions are appropriate and effective in this case.