Boycott Israel, Go to Jail?


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Updated: July 21, 2017 (added another video report and a Take Action link)

TheRealNews on Jul 19, 2017

A bipartisan Senate bill would make boycotting Israel punishable by up to 20 years in prison. But a new pushback from groups including the ACLU could help stop the ‘draconian’ measure, says Josh Ruebner of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights.



Updated: July 21, 2017

Criminalizing Critics of Israel: Congress Considers Sweeping Bills to Fine & Jail Backers of BDS

Democracy Now! on Jul 21, 2017 – U.S. lawmakers are seeking to criminally outlaw support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign against Israel. If a proposed bipartisan law is passed, backers of BDS could face up to 20 years in prison and a million-dollar fine. We speak to Rabbi Joseph Berman of Jewish Voice for Peace and Ryan Grim of The Intercept. His latest article is titled “U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminally Outlaw Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel.”


Take Action: US Campaign for Palestinian Rights-Write to your Congressperson and Senators

See also:

S.720-Israel Anti-Boycott Act

U.S. Lawmakers Seek to Criminalize Support for Boycott Campaign Against Israel by Glenn Greenwald and Ryan Grim

ACLU Letter to the Senate Opposing Israel Anti-Boycott Act

from the archives:

Palestine Is Still The Issue by John Pilger

Abby Martin and Eran Efrati on Institutionalized Israeli War Crimes and Oppression of Palestinians

Chris Hedges and Miko Peled: Boycott Israel

Chris Hedges and Miko Peled: Apartheid Israel

Chris Hedges: Boycott Israel’s “Apartheid” State

16 thoughts on “Boycott Israel, Go to Jail?

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  13. The governor of my state spoke pubically against the BDS movement. It angered me enough to contact him through social media and make my feelings known, but we need to do more than just talk. Action needs to be taken. This is not the United States of Israel.

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