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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 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...

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