U.S. House Committee Approves Bill That Would Pave Way for Penalizing Israel Boycotts
USCPR is quoted in Haaretz’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.
One group, the U.S. Campaign for Palestinian Rights, which is affiliated with the BDS movement, has stated that under the new version, “Congress will be essentially abrogating its legislative duties and turning the keys over to the Trump administration. This would be a reckless threat to the rule of law, especially given the Trump administration’s record on executive actions such as the Muslim ban and immigrant family separation. Once again, Congress will be trying to push anti-boycott laws past the limit of the First Amendment.”