New House Bill Would Empower Donald Trump to Punish U.S. Companies That Boycott Israel

USCPR Policy Director Josh Ruebner is quoted in The Intercept’s coverage of a new version of the Israel Anti-Boycott Act moving through Congress, which would empower the Trump administration to enforce its anti-BDS provisions.

“This is another blatant attempt to criminalize Americans’ right to boycott and potentially even more dangerous than previous attempts to do so,” Josh Ruebner, policy director for the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, told The Intercept by email. “Given the Trump administration’s track record on trampling civil liberties through executive action and its pledge to crack down on boycotts for Palestinian rights, this would be an especially egregious derogation of power.”