New Congress, same Israel partisanship. One congressperson proposed an amendment to the COVID relief bill that would refuse funding to supporters of the Boycott, Divest, Sanction (BDS) movement for Palestinian rights – during a *pandemic.*
Americans and their representatives in government need to learn more about the Palestinian cause. Help us spread the word on Valentine’s Day and Valentine’s Monday!
NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang is listening to Israel partisans on the issue of BDS. He’s opting for apartheid instead of justice and peace. Contact him here…
The Israel Lobby has America so well-trained that everyone self-censors: mainstream media, think tanks, politicians (of course), universities, courts, even K-12 curriculum editors play by the rules.
Renowned author Kamila Shamsie won a prestigious literary award in Germany. Then a rightwing website dug up “dirt” – Shamsie supports BDS! – and just like that, the award was rescinded.
University of Illinois officials quickly reversed their decision to block an event about justice in Palestine when they were reminded that such discrimination is illegal under the First Amendment. “We’ve seen this happen again and again with Palestine-related events on campuses,” explained an attorney. “It’s critical for groups to stand up for their First Amendment rights in these situations.”
In the latest skirmish between rightwing, extremist Israel partisans and more strategic Israel partisans, the rightwing won: Netanyahu says he will deny entry to Congress members Rashida Tlaib and Ilhan Omar… four news reports on the Netanyahu-Trump action…
Top US tech companies are filling positions with former members of Israeli military intelligence, as well as operatives from Israeli companies known to have spied on American citizens, companies, and the government. Billionaire American Paul Singer is behind the Netanyahu-inspired movement, which has seen tens of thousands of layoffs in the US as new jobs are created in Israel.
In a rush vote before summer recess, the House of Representatives passed H.Res.246, which claims that the global boycott movement against Israel undermines the possibility for a negotiated solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. The majority of Americans oppose such legislation. The Israel lobby was elated. A few courageous Congress members voted against it…
Israeli settlers protest the “unlawful” boycott movement playing out in their midst by calling for a boycott of their own.