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Florida Passes Bill Suppressing Free Speech on Israel, Palestine

Florida Governor Ron De Santis during his recent tour of Israel. (Photo: via Social Media)
Palestine Chronicle | June 17, 2019

Israel has been granted protection from its critics by the state of Florida in recent amendments to the Florida Educational Equality Act (FEEA) that suppresses free speech.

Under new definitions of anti-Semitism adopted by the American state, limits have been placed on discussions of the plight of the Palestinian people and underscoring the brutality of Israel’s occupation.

The bill is likely to open the door for criminal charges to be leveled against human rights activists and critics that advocate a single democratic state in which Israeli Jews, Palestinians, and all others are granted full, equal rights.

Supporters of the Palestine cause face the prospect of being silenced on the grounds that calls for equality under a single democratic state is deemed to be an attempt to deny the Jewish people their right to self-determination and that such a call for non-discrimination questions Israel’s right to exist.

Florida signed the bill while its governor, Ron DeSantis, was on tour of Israel and the occupied territories.

DeSantis, who has called Florida “the most Israel-friendly state in the country”, visited the US embassy in Jerusalem to ceremonially sign the new law. He also paid a visit to Ariel University, located in an illegal settlement, to receive an honor for “his dedication, leadership, and commitment to the State of Israel.”

Reports also confirm that he had met with Sheldon Adelson, a top funder of the Republican Party and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

June 17, 2019 - Posted by | Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism, Full Spectrum Dominance | , , , ,

6 Comments »

  1. This ‘law’ not only criminalizes Democracy – calls for it anyway – but legalizes dictatorship over unjustly imprisoned indigenous people whose land and means of subsistence have been stolen, whose Universal Rights to food, water, aid, security and free speech have been denied by a hostile foreign occupying regime; a regime which by its very antagonism to other people of a different persuasion, has forfeited any right it may have had to settle in someone else’s homeland. If Florida is so complicit in this serial criminal entity it should accommodate the chosen people in its land, notwithstanding that it also occupies territory stolen from indigenous people.

    Comment by jbthring | June 17, 2019 | Reply

  2. Israel: Shut the fuck up.

    Don’t you know that humility is important to your Messiah, Jesus Christ?

    Comment by tsisageya | June 17, 2019 | Reply

  3. Oh wait. He’s not your Messiah. Well, who is? I’m so curious, Israel. Who’s your Messiah that you would ignore all of the Bible? Isaiah, for instance.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 17, 2019 | Reply

  4. Don’t worry though. He died for all the sins of humanity. Turns out that repentance is the thing. He seemed especially concerned about Jerusalem.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 17, 2019 | Reply

  5. Oh right, Florida man passes bill saying something or other about free speech for Israel, or something.

    Oh poor Florida man.

    Comment by tsisageya | June 17, 2019 | Reply

  6. The American people should be outraged by American Laws that discriminate against the American people. What on Earth is happening in the USA??? Apparently, this Jewish Governor of Florida is Jewish first and an American second.
    Put him in Jail…..

    Comment by Brian Harry Meynell | June 17, 2019 | Reply


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