US Senator Withdraws Sponsorship of an Israel Anti-Boycott Bill

WAFA News Agency quotes USCPR Policy Director Josh Ruebner on Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s (D-NY) withdrawal of 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,” stated Josh Ruebner, Policy Director of the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights. “We thank Sen. 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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