Anti-BDS

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 …

Listen to the Oppressed, not the Oppressor

July 23, 2017 // 0 Comments

Testimony presented at hearing on Anti-BDS Legislation, S.1689/H.1685, July 18, 2017 I am writing to you as House Chair & Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, regarding S.1689/H.1685 bills that are under consideration. I am an elder at the …

Testimony presented at hearing on Anti-BDS Legislation, S.1689/H.1685, July 18, 2017 My name is Susan Nicholson. I’m a retired attorney from Ropes & Gray in Boston, where I practiced in the health law group. I heard a member of this Committee say the bill is …

Testimony presented at hearing on Anti-BDS Legislation, S.1689/H.1685, July 18, 2017 Thank you to the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight for holding this hearing. Thank you in particular to Committee Chairs Jennifer Benson and Walter Timilty. My name is Andrea Burns and …

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