Anti-BDS

Anti-boycott act undermines free speech rights

October 6, 2018 // 0 Comments

by Susan Nicholson and Sarah Wunsch.  Originally published in the Gloucester Daily Times Most people are unaware that a bipartisan majority of the U.S. House of Representatives is poised to undermine our free speech rights by passing the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, amended HR 1697. This …

Is Boycotting Israel ‘Hate’?

September 4, 2018 // 0 Comments

Opponents of the nonviolent Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement are involved in a dishonest branding campaign. Originally published in The New York Times, September 4, 2018 The debate over the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (B.D.S.) movement against Israel has been one of the most contentious …

JVP Boston, Massachusetts Peace Action and the Alliance for Water Justice in Palestine recently led a campaign that won a spectacular victory against anti-BDS legislation in Massachusetts.   On February 7, 2018, a legislative committee voted 11 to 1 (with 3 abstentions) to send an anti-BDS …

Defenders of free speech and Palestinian human rights won a victory in the Massachusetts legislature today when a key committee refused to advance a bill that would have prevented the state government from signing contracts with those who support an economic boycott of Israel. The …

Twelve Massachusetts state legislators are headed to Israel on Thursday for a ten-day, all-expenses paid tour of Israel paid for by the Jewish Community Relations Council, a pro-Israel lobby group that is currently pushing those same legislators to support an anti-boycott bill it crafted. A state …

108 Massachusetts faith leaders wrote to the State Legislature committee currently considering legislation which would forbid the state from doing business with those who boycott Israeli companies doing business in the occupied Palestinian territories. Their letter, which was delivered on October 11, follows: Statement from …

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