Anti-BDS and Anti-Semitism Awareness Act

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New Anti-BDS Bill in Senate Would Criminalize Criticism of Israel… Watch video:

Anti-Semitism Awareness Act

“On Thursday, the US Senate quickly passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act, a bipartisan bill proposed by Senators Bob Casey (D-PA) and Tim Scott (R-SC), supported by the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC), which aims to ‘codify the definition as one adopted by the U.S. State Department’s Special Envoy to Monitor and Combat Anti-Semitism’…” Read more: US Senate quickly passed the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act http://mondoweiss.net/2016/12/quickly-semitism-awareness/

“Unfortunately, as I noted last week, this is deeply problematic legislation. As many observers have noted, it defines, for the purpose of investigations into alleged civil-rights violations on campus, anti-Semitism in a way that plainly violates the First Amendment…” Read more: Congress’s Anti-Anti-Semitism Law Is Very Anti-Free-Speech http://nymag.com/daily/intelligencer/2016/12/the-adl-is-pushing-a-bad-anti-free-speech-campus-law.html

The Anti-Semitism Awareness Act of 2016, “introduced by Sens. Tim Scott (R-SC) and Robert Casey Jr. (D-Pa.), codifies a controversial State Department definition of anti-Semitism that includes one-sided criticism of Israel and opposition to Zionism…” Read more: Why the Anti-Semitism Awareness Act Would Chill Constitutionally Protected Speech http://reason.com/blog/2016/12/09/why-the-anti-semitism-awareness-act-woul

Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS)

“The Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) movement works to end international support for Israel’s oppression of Palestinians and pressure Israel to comply with international law…” Read more: BDS Movement https://bdsmovement.net/

Many US States have passed laws prohibiting state governments from entering into contracts with companies participating in BDS and target taxpayer funded public pension funds that invest in companies which have adopted a BDS stance towards Israel… Read more: State Anti-BDS Legislation: http://www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org/jsource/anti-semitism/bdsstates.html

BDS: The New Antisemitism (Shahar Azani, StandWithUS)

“Executive Director of StandWithUS New York Shahar Azani takes an in-depth look at the BDS Movement and discusses how their tactics and language of Social Justice masks nefarious anti-Semitic goals. A program of StandWithUS from the Stamford JCC…” Watch video: 

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One Response to Anti-BDS and Anti-Semitism Awareness Act

  1. Senator wants to ‘shut down conversation’ on campuses

    It’s called the BDS movement — Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions. It’s a form of protest that many universities have adopted to make a statement about issues plaguing Israel and Palestine. And Washington State Senator Michael Baumgartner wants to halt that statement.

    “I want to prohibit (BDS) at the state legislator level and say it is illegal and that way I can just shut down these conversations and everybody can focus on teaching class and educating rather than being a politically-correct weapon,” Baumgartner told KIRO Radio’s Jason and Burns.

    Baumgartner is introducing a bill in Olympia that will make it illegal for universities to boycott Israel…

    Read more: Senator wants to ‘shut down conversation’ on campuses http://kiro.tv/2j1oHOm via @KIRO7Seattle

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