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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...

Indiana House Unanimously Passes anti-BDS bill, The Times of Israel

The Times of Israsel January 29, 2016 Law bans dealings with entities boycotting Israel; Gov. Mike Pence expected to sign legislation if state senate approves. 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...

Indiana House unanimously prohibits anti-Israeli BDS, Debka

January 30, 2016, Debka The Indiana House of Representatives has unanimously passed new legislation that targets businesses or other entities that engage in the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. It was sponsored by state House Speaker Brian Bosma and passed on Jan. 25. In Florida, anti-Israeli groups have rallied to block a bill prohibiting the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel which was...

Indiana Measure Is Latest State-Level Setback for BDS Movement, the Algemeiner

the Algemeinier January 29, 2016 JNS.org – The Indiana House of Representatives this week passed new legislation that targets businesses or other entities that engage in the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, marking the latest victory in the fight against BDS on the US state level. House Bill 1378, which was introduced by Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma and was passed unanimously by the legislature on Jan. 25...

Indiana House unanimously passes anti-BDS bill

Posted by Jewish Telegraphic Agency, January 29, 2016 The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill banning state dealings with entities that boycott Israel or its settlements. 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. It...

Indiana House passed 93-0 JAACI-initiated legislation bill

JAACI’s legislative efforts to combat anti-Israel forces continues forward.  On Monday, January 25, 2016, the Indiana House passed 93-0 JAACI-initiated legislation (bill #1378 ) that would block Indiana state pension funds from investing in pro-BDS entities.  Kudos to state legislators, particularly Speaker Brian Bosma, the primary sponsor of the bill.  Now on to the Senate to get this legislation passed into law!    

It’s Still the Demography, Stupid

by Mark Steyn Ten Years On January 19, 2016 Ten years ago this month – January 2006 – The Wall Street Journal and The New Criterionpublished my first draft of what would become the thesis of my bestselling book, America Alone. The Journal headline sums it up: “It’s the Demography, Stupid.” Opening paragraph: Most people reading this have strong stomachs, so let me lay it out as baldly as I can: Much of what we...

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