New bill to make boycotting Israel illegal.

Discussion in 'Politics' started by SmokinP, Jul 21, 2017.

  1. "A bill that would criminalise boycotts against Israel has been signed by 45 US senators and 237 congressman.

    The so-called “Israel Anti-Boycott Act” would impose fines of up to $250,000 (£192,000) on any US citizen “engaged in interstate or foreign commerce” who supports a boycott of Israeli goods and services."

    45 senators support bill that makes boycotting Israel a crime

    The bill drafted in conjunction with AIPAC will make it illegal for Americans to support boycotts of Israel. This is many believe an infringement of Americans First Amendment rights but has broad support in Congress.

    Yet another sign that the US Government is a mere lapdog for the Israelis and American politicians care more about religious fanatics on the other side of the world than they do about protecting the rights of Americans.
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  2. Israel is stealing land, houses and neighborhoods and badly treating Palestinians and Uncle Sam is one of the only Western countries not condemning them? Bloody sad.
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  3. American politicians care more about the loo la Zionist extremists in Israel than they do about the American people. It's disgusting the amount of welfare showered on the Israeli state every year.
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  4. Unfortunately it boils down to religion. Its weird that the predominately Christian countries support a Religion when the Jews look down upon them in return. They are the chosen ones after all.
  5. #5 Vicious, Jul 21, 2017
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    It's baffling how many on both sides don't read their own texts. Many Christians think of Judaism as the synagogue of Satan trying to bring about revelations by building the 3rd Temple. This is what Jesus said to the Pharisees "Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the judgment of hell?" Jews believe Jesus is boiling in excrement according to the Talmud and call Mary a whore. Furthermore it was the Jews that petitioned the Romans to kill Jesus. Politicians aside, the two groups aren't on the best terms. At least Muslims revere Mary and see Jesus as a prophet.
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  6. Disgusting bill. Called my senators office to tell them that I was highly disappointed.
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  7. Haha, that'll show em!
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  8. Wonder how much they paid the us politicians...
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  9. It's mind blowing how little the people here know. But what can I expect from nazis who support Sharia law.

    "Once you believe the lies, you can never see the truth"
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  10. "Once you believe the lies, you can never see the truth"
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  11. #11 STIGGY, Jul 21, 2017
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    I would trust an Israeli over a terrorist anyday
    Oh and so that I am clear I am not calling anyone here a terrorist
    That would be against the rules
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  12. Why are all your posts full of propaganda against the Israeli People
    Is that part of your job? How many web sites do you spam with your spewings
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    list of companies / people Boycotting / Divesting from Israel

    companies and people with conscience who are boycotting / divesting from Israel (list will continue as and when I hear of more):

    United Methodist church (USA) – pension funds boycott of 5 israeli banks

    Irish building materials corporation CRH – sold off its 25% equity stake in Nesher Cement

    United Electrical Workers Union – first major US national trade union to adopt BDS

    Spanish : 26 local and regional governments – including in Sevilla, Gran Canaria, Badalona and Terrassa have passed resolutions in support of BDS initiatives and Apartheid Free Zones initiative

    Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth – “To perform with my band in Israel was in direct conflict to my values,” artist explains.

    Geography and history department at University of Valencia, Spain – first anywhere in Europe to officially endorse a BDS initiative

    American Anthropological Association (AAA) – passed BDS resolution with a whopping 88% majority

    450+ Belgian academics – pledged to support the academic boycott of Israeli academic institutions.

    United Church of Christ – boycott & divest from companies profiting from Israel’s occupation

    1,600 academics join academic boycott in Spain – sign a declaration in support of the academic boycott

    Confédération des syndicats nationaux, Canada – The Central Council of the Confederation of National Trade Unions, Quebec, Canada resolves to join the BDS movement and support the call to impose a military embargo on Israel. The CSN represents 325,000 workers in all sectors of activity in nearly 2,000 unions across Quebec.

    SOAS students, academics and staff vote for academic boycott – 73% voted in favour of suspending all ties to Israeli universities

    University of California at Riverside – voted to support a resolution sponsored by Students for Justice in Palestine calling on the university to pull its investments from US companies profiting from Israel’s occupation

    Oi Polloi (Scotland) cancelled their appearance in the Norwegian cultural establishment Kapittel, protesting the appearance of the Israeli ambassador to Norway. In a twitter-message, the band announced that “We are not playing together with professional apologetics of war crimes, torture, illegal occupation, ethnic cleansing and racism.

    EU forbade EU member states from cooperating with or transferring funds or giving scholarships & research grants to bodies in the WestBank, eastern Jerusalem, and the Golan Heights

    American Studies Association (ASA) endorsed a boycott of Israeli academic institution

    Stephen Hawking (scientist)

    Roger Waters – singer

    Brian Eno – singer

    Dutch pension fund PGGM dumped its holdings in five Israeli banks involved in financing illegal settlements

    Danish Danske Bank said Israeli Bank Hapoalim was acting against the rules of international humanitarian law by engaging in settlement construction, and that consequently Danske could not invest in it. Danske had already decided to pull its investments from Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus, for the same reason

    National University of Ireland Galway (NUI Galway) endorsed a resolution to support actively the BDS movement

    In December 2012 the New Zealand superannuation fund, which invests money on behalf of the New Zealand Government, excluded four companies – Elbit Systems, Africa Israel, Danya Cebus and Shikun & Binui – for involvement in Israeli settlements and one company for involvement in the West Bank Barrier. A spokesperson cited UN findings of illegality concerning both the Barrier and settlements as central to the decision to exclude the companies

    American investment firm MSCI removed Caterpillar Inc from three “socially responsible” stock indices citing Israel’s use of Caterpillar bulldozers in the Palestinian territories as a key reason for its decision

    the Norwegian government announced in August 2010 that based on advice from the Norwegian Council on Ethics, it had excluded two Israeli companies from a government pension fund. According to the government, the firms Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus were involved in developing settlements in occupied Palestinian territory

    Deutsche Bank, Germany’s largest bank, sold its holdings in Elbit Systems in 2010

    Assa Abloy, a Swedish electromechanical security systems firm, resolved to move one of its factories out of the West Bank.

    Norwegian government pension fund sold its shares in Elbit Systems due to its role in building the West Bank barrier.

    United Church of Canada (UCC) adopted a resolution to boycott products originating from illegal Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank

    Artists Elvis Costello, Snoop Dogg, Meg Ryan have all refused to perform in Israel

    University of California, San Diego (UCSD) – divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation Boeing, General Dynamics Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Ingersoll-Rand and Raytheon among other companies that “profit from Israel’s military occupation and violence against Palestinians in violation of international law and human rights.”

    UC Irvine and UC Riverside (both universities in USA) – divestment from companies profiting from Israeli occupation Boeing, General Dynamics Corporation, Hewlett Packard, Ingersoll-Rand and Raytheon among other companies that “profit from Israel’s military occupation and violence against Palestinians in violation of international law and human rights.”

    Iain Banks, Scottish writer – cultural boycott of Israel

    Teachers Union of Ireland – academic boycott of Israel

    US Mennonite Church will not knowingly invest in companies that benefit from products or services used to perpetrate acts of violence against Palestinians, Israelis and other people groups

    Scottish Councils currently boycotting Israel are – West Dunbartonshire, Stirling and Clackmannanshire

    Legendary UK musician, Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters, has reiterated his strong support for the Palestinian campaign to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel

    Co-op – britian’s largest mutual boycotts exports from Israel’s west bank settlements

    Football Beyond Borders announce their official boycott of the UEFA 2013 Under-21 European Championships, hosted by Israel

    University of Massachusetts-Boston’s student government (USA) – divest from Boeing

    VITA, major retail chain in Norway – to stop all sales of products originating from settlements in occupied Palestine

    DaitoCrea, Japan – no longer distributing Ahava products manufactured in the Israeli illegal settlement of Mitzpe Shalem in the West Bank as of January 31, 2012

    British Quakers – voted to boycott Israeli products from the Israeli settlements in the West Bank

    University of Johannesburg, South Africa – terminated relationship Ben Gurion University, Israel.

    Copenhagen City Council (Denmark) – cancels its contract with security company G4S citing its links to Israeli settlements on the West Bank.

    Sephora (Mullhouse, France) – will no longer be selling AHAVA products

    AMARC is an international non-governmental organization serving the community radio movement in over 110 countries – boycotting, divesting, sanctions against Israel

    MacKlamm Ltd (Scotland) – boycotting all Israeli goods and calling for sanctions against Israel

    Scottish Trade Union Congress (Scotland) – boycotting, divesting and calling for sanctions against Israel

    Fire Brigade Union (FBU) (UK) – complete boycott of Israeli products

    Borough Council in Old Oslo district (Norway)

    University of Sussex Students’ Union (UK) – boycott of Israeli goods

    The World Council of Churches – called for a boycott of products originating in Israeli settlements

    Marrickville Council, inner Sydney (Australia)

    Harvard Management Company – divested funds (USA)

    Olympia Food co-op (USA)

    Pension Buffer Funds AP1, AP2, AP3 and AP4 – government pension funds (Sweden) – divestment

    Global Pension Fund (Norway) – divestment

    Danske Bank and Pensioner Bank (Denmark) – divestment

    Hampshire College (USA) – divestment

    Irish Congress of Trade Unions (Ireland) – boycotting

    Technical Engineering and Electrical Union (TEEU) (Ireland) – boycotting

    MUJI (Japan) – cancelled opening store in Israel

    Stirling Council (Scotland) – boycotting

    Methodist Church (UK) – boycotting

    Unite – Trade Union (UK) – boycott and divest
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  14. It looks like the bill is designed to punish people for their prejudices against Israel. I think it's misguided, if someone hates Jews they shouldn't have to buy Jewish products.
  15. Who would have guessed Stephen Hawking is a Jew hater.
  16. This has nothing to do with Judaism. US govt supports Israel because of the strategic geopolitical importance, and anti-Zionists oppose Israel for their war crimes and violating human rights.
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  17. Where's the propaganda here? The bill is real?

    Do you agree with this bill Stiggy?
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  18. "Nazi" has lost all meaning and it is because of people using it like you have's fault. What Nazis support sharia law? I thought they were the Islamophobes too?
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  19. What don't know people know here?
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