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Schumer, Gillibrand Co-Sponsor Senate Bill That Would Make Boycotting Israel A Felony

Senators Chuck Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand are among 43 U.S. Senators who have co-sponsored the Anti-Israel Boycott Act [H.R. 1697/S. 720], a bill that the ACLU wote the First Amendment" in a letter to lawmakers urging them to oppose the bill.
The bill  seeks to expand  the ExportnAdministration  Act of 1979 and the Export-Import Bank Act of 1945 which,  among  other things,  prohibit  U.S. persons from complying with a foreign  governme nt's request to boycott a country friendly
to the U.S.

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Violators of the law "would be subject to a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison" according to the ACLU's letter.
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Speaking in the Senate on French President Emmanuel Macron's support of Israel earlier this week, Senator Schumer criticized the BDS movement as anti-Semitic.

"Anti-Zionism, unfortunately, continues to bubble up in many different forms. There is perhaps no greater example than the pernicious effort to delegitimize Israel through boycotts, divestment, and sanctions. The BDS movement is a deeply biased campaign that I would say, in similar words to Mr. Macron, is a 'reinvented form of anti-Semitism' because it seeks to impose boycotts on Israel and not on any other nation."

Quite the authoritarian pivot, wouldn't you agree? I can't wait to see what the Russians will force Teh DERPs do next!

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by Cat on Fri Jul 21st, 2017 at 12:32:10 AM EST
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