9 avril 2010 — Next month, Israel is expected to join the prestigious organization of developed economies, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). Although the OECD claims to be an organization of democratic countries, in the past year it has accelerated efforts to invite Israel to become a member, despite Israel’s numerous violations of international law and military occupation of the Palestinian and Syrian territories. Israel seeks membership in the OECD vigorously, as it would be a powerful affirmation of international legitimacy to Israel’s policies.

In this interview, economist Shir Hever of the Alternative Information Center (AIC) reviews the dangers should Israel be permitted to join the OECD and outlines what international activists can do to stop the international community from awarding the prize of OECD membership to Israel.