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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...

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...

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