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Indiana anti-BDS bill passes state Senate

Posted by By JTA 03/03/2016  23 Adar/5776 The Indiana Senate overwmingly approved a bill this week banning state dealings with entities that boycott Israel or its settlements. The bill approved 47-3 on Tuesday, with bipartisan backing, defines “the promotion of activities to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel” as meeting the standard of “extraordinary circumstances” necessary under state law to mandate divestment from a company. The state...

Indiana Passes BDS Resolution

Posted by Forward, March 2, 2016 The Indiana Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill banning state dealings with entities that boycott Israel or its settlements. The bill approved 47-3 on Tuesday, with bipartisan backing, defines “the promotion of activities to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel” as meeting the standard of “extraordinary circumstances” necessary under state law to mandate divestment from a company. The state House of...

Indiana General Assembly Stands up for Israel with Measure

Posted at  IndyStar 4:35 p.m. EST March 2, 2016 On behalf of Hoosier supporters of Israel, the Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana wishes to thank the Indiana General Assembly for its bipartisan, near-unanimous support in passingHouse Bill 1378. Special thanks must be given to Speaker Brian Bosma, the bill’s primary sponsor and main author, and Senate Majority Leader Brandt Hershman, the primary sponsor in the Senate. The bill prevents...

Indiana anti-BDS bill passes state Senate

Originally published by  Jewish Telegraphic Agency,  March 2, 2016 4:20pm WASHINGTON (JTA) — The Indiana Senate overwhelmingly approved a bill banning state dealings with entities that boycott Israel or its settlements. The bill approved 47-3 on Tuesday, with bipartisan backing, defines “the promotion of activities to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel” as meeting the standard of “extraordinary circumstances” necessary under state law to...

News Alert: Update on Legislation and Local Issues

Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana NEWS ALERT   The Jewish American Affairs Committee of Indiana is pleased to share the following notable successes we have achieved over the past few months: Yesterday the Indiana State Senate voted 47-3 to approve our anti-Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) bill.  This follows in the footsteps of a 93-0 vote of support in the Indiana State House.  Special thanks goes to House Speaker Brian...

As anti-BDS laws spread across US, some say they go too far

BY RON KAMPEAS February 23, 2016, 9:21 pm, posted in The Times of Israel Nearly half the states in the country are considering legislation aimed at countering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement. But critics say some bills are cause for concern, either because they seek to legitimate Israeli settlements or go so far in punishing boycott supporters they infringe on constitutionally protected speech. Two states, Illinois and...

Indiana Lawmakers Pass Bill To Ban Dealings With Pro-BDS Entities, Forward

January 29, 2016 Forward The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill banning state dealings with entities that boycott Israel. The bill sent to the state’s Senate on Jan. 26 defines “the promotion of activities to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel” as meeting the standard of “extraordinary circumstances” necessary under state law to mandate divestment from a company. The Indiana bill states that the effort to boycott...

Indiana House Unanimously Approves anti-BDS Bill, Haaretz

Haaretz, January 30, 2016 Bill banning the state from dealings with entities that have boycotted Israel now faces vote in State Senate, signature from pro-Israel governor. The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill Tuesday, banning state dealings with entities that boycott Israel.  The bill sent to the state’s Senate defines “the promotion of activities to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel” as meeting the standard of...

Indiana legislature unanimously passes anti-BDS bill, The Jerusalem Post

The Jerusalem Post, January 30, 2016 The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill banning state dealings with entities that boycott Israel. The bill sent to the state’s Senate on Jan. 26 defines “the promotion of activities to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel” as meeting the standard of “extraordinary circumstances” necessary under state law to mandate divestment from a company. The Indiana bill states that the effort...

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