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President Carter: Congress should reject unconstitutional anti-BDS laws

Carter Center – April 5, 2019

In the past year, 26 states in the U.S. have adopted legislation to discourage support to the “Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions” (BDS) campaign advocated by Palestinian activists. The campaign aims to pressure Israel to respect Palestinian rights. These laws apply to individuals and business entities, and prevent them from receiving U.S. government contracts. Courts in Kansas and Arizona have struck down anti-BDS laws, declaring them unconstitutional as they infringe on rights protected by the First Amendment to freedom of expression.

On February 5, 2019, the US Senate adopted a bill to safeguard the right of states to adopt such anti-BDS laws. While stressing that they do not support the BDS movement, 23 senators opposed the anti-BDS provision on grounds that it is unconstitutional. The bill is now pending in the House of Representatives.

“Under our Constitution, people and legal entities have the right to express political views without fear of consequences,” stated former U.S. President Jimmy Carter. “U.S. courts have protected the right of individuals to participate in boycotts as a form of political protest. The same protection applies to the right to advocate or oppose BDS. The House of Representatives should reject this unconstitutional bill.”

[Read the text of the bill here. The bill would also decree that the U.S. give Israel a minimum of $38 billion over the coming ten years, over $7,000 per minute – approximately $23,000 per Jewish Israeli family of four]

April 12, 2019 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance | , , , ,

1 Comment »

  1. Good for you, President Carter. But it’s too little, too late: our “democracy” has been had by Zionism and its many facets, tentacles, agents and fellow travelers. In Palestine, East Jerusalem is on the way out, Hebron is on the way out; the Palestinians are left with bread crumbs, dirty water, and Islamic “charity” for their daily needs. Syria’s Golan is gone. Satanyahu is courting Putin big time and getting both Russia’s Bear and Adelson’s Puppet in his psychotic claws. “…respect Palestinian rights”? Hah!


    Comment by roberthstiver | April 12, 2019 | Reply

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