Key New York Senator Withdraws Support From anti-BDS Bill

Haaretz quotes USCPR Policy Director Josh Ruebner on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) decision to withdraw sponsorship of S.720, the Israel Anti-Boycott Bill.

“It’s exceedingly rare for members of Congress to withdraw their sponsorship of bills, especially on this issue,” the organization’s policy director, Josh Ruebner, said in a statement on Wednesday.

“We thank Senator Gillibrand for listening to her constituents’ concerns about this bill and removing her sponsorship after realizing the draconian nature of the penalties it would impose on individuals exercising their First Amendment right to engage in boycotts in support of Palestinian human rights.”

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