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December 16, 2015 11:37 am

BDS-Supporting Author Refuses to Sell Hebrew Rights to His Book About Hillary Clinton

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Author Doug Henwood, who wrote “My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency," supports the BDS movement. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

Author Doug Henwood, who wrote “My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency,” supports the BDS movement. Photo: YouTube screenshot.

JNS.org – An Israeli publisher seeking to purchase the rights to a book about Hillary Clinton’s presidential race was denied due to the author’s support of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, Israel Hayom reported.

The New York-based publishing house Or Books had recently approach Eitan Singer, head of the Israeli Probook-Dyonon Publishing House, and suggested he bid for the translation rights to Doug Henwood’s book “My Turn: Hillary Clinton Targets the Presidency.”

Singer jumped at the chance, but a day later he received an apologetic email from Or Books Publisher John Oakes, informing him that Henwood refused to sell the rights to an Israeli publication because of his support for the BDS movement.

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Singer told Israel Hayom, “Boycotts, silencing people, or refusing to acknowledge different opinions go against the very nature of the publishing world. Freedom of expression trumps everything.”

Henwood, 63, is a journalist, economic analyst, author, and radio personality, as well as a contributing editor with the progressive weekly “The Nation.” His book, whose controversial cover features an illustration of Clinton holding a gun, tries to debunk the Democratic hopeful’s campaign promises.

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  • Sebbysteiny

    Or, one can go one step further.

    Print it out and sell illicit copies for 1% of price he is charging.

  • Sebbysteiny

    Very simple reply.

    Let every Israeli who wants the book simply steal the copyright and give it everywhere in Israel for free. If he wants to contest this then he must engage with Israeli institutions and end his racist boycott.

    A great example of the badly thought through ideas and general stupidity of a racist.

  • Howard Sculnick

    Another ignorant anti semetic bastard.

  • A Zionist

    Boycott the Boycotter!

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