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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.

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.
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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