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A bill introduced on Tuesday in the U.S. House of Representatives would penalize international organizations that boycott Israel.

By JNS

Introduced by Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-N.Y.), the Israel Anti-Boycott Act would expand the 1979 Export Administration Act “to prohibit boycotts or requests for boycotts imposed by international governmental organizations against Israel,” said Zeldin in a statement.

The bill has 59 co-sponsors, including one Democrat, Rep. Tom Suozzi of New York.

“This legislation would not only reinforce Congress’ opposition to the BDS movement, but protects American companies from being forced to provide information to international organizations that peddle this hate-filled movement, and holds those who attempt to violate that protection accountable,” he said.

The bill has 59 co-sponsors, including one Democrat, Rep. Tom Suozzi of New York.

A separate bill to combat BDS passed the Senate last year but has stalled in the House.

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