Congress Weighs Rushing Israel Anti-boycott Bill by Year’s End
USCPR Executive Director Yousef Munayyer is quoted in Al-Monitor‘s coverage of congressional efforts to pass the Israel Anti-Boycott Act as part of the annual appropriations bill:
This entire approach of trying to sneak this legislation in a way that avoids debate on a controversial issue so that it can work in silence to silence activists, work to intimidate activists, is really emblematic of the entire Israeli approach to BDS.
On recent amendments to the bill that would empower the Trump administration to implement anti-boycott regulations and penalties:
Why anyone in their right mind would think that asking this particular administration to act with care when it comes to the constitutional rights of Americans is beyond my comprehension. Doing anything like that would be a tragic mistake and I think we know how the administration would handle it, which is why it should be avoided at all costs.