Urge your congressperson to support a bill that combats attacks on Israel and targets boycotts of the Jewish state.
Israel faces ongoing malicious and fictitious criticism from the United Nations (UN), international organizations and activists that seek to delegitimize, isolate and ultimately destroy the Jewish state through legal action and boycotts.
The Israel Anti-Boycott Act (H.R. 1697), introduced by Rep. Peter Roskam (R, IL) and Juan Vargas (D, CA), would expand existing US anti-boycott laws to organizations such as the UN and the European Union (EU).
H.R. 1697 amends the Export Administration Act of 1979 to include prohibitions on boycotts against allies of the United States that are fostered by governmental organizations. It also directs the US Export-Import Bank to oppose boycotts against Israel.
The bill, to date, has 292 backers in the House.
“The BDS movement is nothing more and nothing less than the latest attempt by Israel’s enemies to destroy the Jewish state,” stated Roskam. “After their repeated military conquests ended in failure, they have now turned to economic means in the hopes of achieving the same outcome. Thankfully, the United States Congress – and the American people – will not stand for it. We will oppose all forms of economic warfare against Israel and Israelis.”
In the Senate, a companion bill was introduced by Senators Rob Portman (R-OH) and Ben Cardin (D-MD).
However, a minority of Democratic left-wing representatives are stalling the passage of the bill, with Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Bernie Sanders of Vermont speaking out against it, with the backing of anti-Israel organizations.
They claimed that the bill infringes the right of free expression.
However, we believe that hate speech and anti-Semitism are not protected by the right to free speech.
We must ensure that this bill is passed into law. Please urge your congressmen to support this crucial law.
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