Sanction movement BDS faces clampdown in the US https://t.co/Ed6fPT84gf— AKSARBENT blog (@aksarbent) January 6, 2017
Friday, January 6, 2017
How Palestinians (and even Jews) are resisting unconstitutional attacks by states like IA and KS
on boycott of Israel
The Supreme Court has repeatedly ruled that boycotts are an expression of free speech. Yet state after state, pressured by Israel-firsters, has passed legislation denying government contracts (via blacklists) to private businesses which refuse to do business with Israel until it stops its illegal settlements in occupied territory. Depending on who you believe, these settlements already house 300,000 to 600,000 Israelis. Recently, the Obama administration, for the first time, refused to use its Security Council veto to prevent the U.N. from condemning Israel's longstanding policy.