Strategic Self Respect

Original Post 4/16/16:  Vic Rosenthal’s Weekly Column Sometimes the task of defending Israel’s image in the world seems hopeless. Our traditional enemies, the Arabs, are in disarray, but the international Left, Europe, and the US administration continue to batter Israel in the information war. Every other day it seems that a new organization, publication or website pops up whose objective is to blacken Israel’s name. Almost unlimited...

Governor Pence Signs Legislation Affirming Indiana’s Support of Israel

Indianapolis – Governor Mike Pence today signed House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1378, which requires the Indiana Public Retirement System (INPRS) to divest from any business that engages in action to boycott, divest or sanction the state of Israel. The bill passed with overwhelming bipartisan support in both the House and Senate, and goes into effect July 1, 2016. “I have long believed Israel is our most cherished ally and as such I am proud to sign...

Indiana Overwhelmingly Approves Anti-BDS bill

Posted by Arutz Sheva, March 3, 2016 State Senate passes near-unanimous measures prohibiting state dealings with anti-Israel boycotts. The Indiana Senate near-unanimously approved a bill on Tuesday banning state funds from investing in entities that support the anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. The BDS movement, which aims to demonize, delegitimize, isolate and ultimately destroy the Jewish State has...

Indiana State Passes Anti-BDS Bill

Posted by Virtual Jerusalem, March 3, 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...

Indiana Passes Bill Banning Anti-Israel Boycotts

Senate overwhelmingly approves measure prohibiting state dealings with entities that shun Israel or its settlements Posted by Times of Israel, March 3, 2016. WASHINGTON — 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...

Indiana State Senate Passes anti-BDS Bill

Posted March 3, 2016 by Haaretz Bill prohibits state from dealings with any organizations that support BDS, placing Indiana ‘among vanguard of states that have publicly defended the Jewish State of Israel, local group says. 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...

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...

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