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THE CRIMINALIZATION OF political speech and activism against Israel has become one of the gravest threats to free speech in the West. In France, activists have been arrested and prosecuted for wearing T-shirts advocating a boycott of Israel. The U.K. has enacted a series of measures designed to outlaw such activism. In the U.S., governors compete with one another over who can implement the most extreme regulations to bar businesses from participating in any boycotts aimed even at Israeli settlements, which the world regards as illegal. On U.S. campuses, punishment of pro-Palestinian students for expressing criticisms of Israel is so commonplace that the Center for Constitutional Rights refers to it as “the Palestine Exception” to free speech.

But now, a group of 43 senators — 29 Republicans and 14 Democrats — wants to implement a law that would make it a felony for Americans to support the international boycott against Israel, which was launched in protest of that country’s decades-old occupation of Palestine. The two primary sponsors of the bill are Democrat Ben Cardin of Maryland and Republican Rob Portman of Ohio. Perhaps the most shocking aspect is the punishment: Anyone guilty of violating the prohibitions will face a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison.

The proposed measure, called the Israel Anti-Boycott Act (S. 720), was introduced by Cardin on March 23. The Jewish Telegraphic Agency reports that the bill “was drafted with the assistance of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee.” Indeed, AIPAC, in its 2017 lobbying agenda, identified passage of this bill as one of its top lobbying priorities for the year:

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  1. utu says:

    There is a law on the books since 1970’s forbidding Israel boycott by US corporations.
    During the mid-1970’s the United States adopted two laws that seek to counteract the participation of U.S. citizens in other nation’s economic boycotts or embargoes. These “antiboycott” laws are the 1977 amendments to the Export Administration Act (EAA) and the Ribicoff Amendment to the 1976 Tax Reform Act (TRA). While these laws share a common purpose, there are distinctions in their administration.

    The Arab League boycott of Israel is the principal foreign economic boycott that U.S. companies must be concerned with today. The antiboycott laws, however, apply to all boycotts imposed by foreign countries that are unsanctioned by the United States.

    Conduct that may be penalized under the TRA and/or prohibited under the EAR includes:

    Agreements to refuse or actual refusal to do business with or in Israel or with blacklisted companies.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
    , @Peguinchip
  2. Truly chilling. Truly totalitarian. Absolutely un-American. In fact, anti-American.

    Constitutionally-enshrined rights of Liberty, Free Association and Free Speech are being tossed aside to advance the political and economic interests of a foreign state. This is an Orwellian nightmare in progress. Corruption in Washington has hit a new low point. And the winner is… Israel.

    What we are witnessing is the expansion of a top-down war on all Americans who dare to think critically and question the dangerous power arrangement between Washington, NY, LA and Jerusalem.

    This war on America could not possibly succeed if not for the active and strategic assistance of our Israeli-dominated news and entertainment media. Zionist power has reached its zenith.

    What’s worse, highly-placed crypto-Israelis in NY, LA and Washington will never give up or give in. To them, what matters most is Israel’s ‘security’. There shall be no compromise.

    We are entering a period of quiet intercine domestic warfare. Israel is a parasite that is prepared to kill its host. Dissent will not be tolerated.

    This Israeli-centric legislation demonstrates just how empty the ‘special relationship’ is between the Zionist entity and independent-minded Americans. ‘America First’ can wait. To US-based Israelis, the goyim are mere tools.

    In the meantime, Iran, Syria and Russia must be tamed. That’s the next Zionist objective. Therefore, Washington must continue to do its part. And wouldn’t you know it: all these US ‘interventions’ just happen empower the downtrodden, Zionist state. Protect Israel! Save the Jews!

    To anyone who still denies the toxic level of Zionist Power that now envelopes Washington and much of the Western world, please try explaining away this Israeli-concocted assault on political expression.

    America now functions as a hyper-militarized (and lobotomized) nuclear state under Zionist management. Haven’t you noticed?

    But please: don’t say so out loud. It may soon be a Speech Crime.

    The proposed Israeli-centric legislation underscores the laughable nonsense that is ‘Russia-gate’. War-happy Israel enjoys far more power and influence in America than Putin could ever even imagine. It’s not even close.

    Israel has in fact become the world’s foremost superpower, as it dominates political life in much of Washington and Europe. For this reason, there will likely be more US wars against Israel’s rivals. And through it all, the Left in America will stand down. It’s what they’ve been programmed to do.

    The Zionist lobby is a creeping cancer that is spreading still.

  3. Brabantian says: • Website

    There is a need for wider exposure of how Glenn Greenwald is a known CIA fraud … who has helped destroy and perhaps even kill real dissidents, whilst selling what every major government knows is a hoax – ‘Edward Snowden’, the alleged ‘leaker’ with nothing really new, who first ‘leaked’ – per the Greenwald official story – to Dick Cheney’s good friend & biographer at the CIA’s Washington Post

    The report at European intel agencies on the Snowden – Greenwald frauds:

    The ‘Consitutional lawyer’ Greenwald, laughably refuses to discuss the USA Virginia federal judge court corruption about which they have specific files … the wide exposure of which would instantly make the extraditions of Snowden & Assange impossible

    There was little truly new in Snowden ‘revelations’, most of it known in essence years earlier, a 2008 book even – the USA is spying on everyone, all the big internet tools have ‘back doors’ for the CIA-NSA, etc … Snowden is partly fostering international black-mail, partly de-legitimising real dissidents who don’t have corp media promotion, partly a ‘rat trap’ to destroy real dissidents who contact Greenwald, or NY Times or UK Guardian

    We saw Greenwald’s ‘Intercept’ outfit do a monstrous sell-out leading to the arrest of leaker – whistle-blower Reality Leigh Winner … not the first dissident we know has been destroyed by Greenwald & co., given that Greenwald just recently had betrayed UK hacker Lauri Love to being extradited to the US … after Snowden & Greenwald & Assange cynically used the Lauri Love case for their own benefit … but then joined Google Inc in helping hide the legal files that would have blocked Lauri’s extradtion

    A leaker, Peter W Smith, recently turned up choked to death with a bag over his head, after ‘leaking’ to Wikileaks … Wikileaks claims of course they don’t have any files from him

    Glenn Greenwald & Jimmy Wales of the CIA’s Wikipedia, both were p-rnography sellers before their current gigs, gay p-rn in Greenwald’s case … a business where the CIA recruits its shills

    Note that Glenn Greenwald, is the employee in turn of 3 billionaire families, Bill Gates, the Rothschilds & now Pierre Omidyar, a CIA billionaire involved in Ukraine’s civil war, who certainly is not interested in helping ‘dissidents’ … Imagine what Ron Unz could do with $50 million for ‘great brave journalism’, like Omidyar gave to Greenwald, who produces very little, despite all that dosh … Tho Greenwald does try to make himself look legitimate with a few things he garners from media as above

  4. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    Israel is a parasite that is prepared to kill its host.

    Worse. The parasite is deliberately corrupting the host in every possible way – to the point where death might be a mercy.

    • Agree: jacques sheete
    • Replies: @uslabor
  5. @Mark Green

    In the meantime, Iran, Syria and Russia must be tamed. That’s the next Zionist objective

    Russians, as nationality, as ethnicity, are being vilified in US to the point of calling them genetically inferior (Brennan), to calling for killing them, to some lawmakers now claiming communication with any Russian to be a direct communication with Putin. Next, probably, will be total surveillance and, in the end, concentration camps for ethnic Russians. What is happening right now in US re: anti-Russian hysteria is unprecedented. At least during Cold War there was a fig leaf of “communism”–now it is full blown Russophobia with all elements–from racial to cultural hatred–being fully represented in it. I wouldn’t blame Zionist only for that.

    • Replies: @Johann Ricke
  6. hyperbola says:

    Something like 95% of US media is controlled by the racist, foreign sect that “buys” American politicians to create police state practices in the US. One has only to notice what US media censors from its coverage to understand this. And it will continue to get worse.

    Binyamin Netanyahu’s longtime senior adviser Jordana Cutler has been named as Facebook’s head of policy and communication in Israel’s latest bid to tackle the BDS movement online.
    A longtime senior adviser to Israeli Prime minister Binyamin Netanyahu has been appointed as Facebook’s head of policy and communication in the latest cooperation between the social networking site and the Israeli government to tackle the BDS movement.
    Jordana Cutler, also chief of staff at the Israeli embassy in Washington, has joined Facebook’s Israel office to oversee the planning and execution of measures taken to combat BDS campaigns…..

  7. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    This law applies to boycotts sponsored by foreign countries, not—if I understand correctly—to boycotts promoted by non-state actors such as BDS.

    If the IABA passes, any corporation with business in the US may be hit. In practice this would cover most of the world economy.

  8. I believe this will be the overreach that initiates the end-stage of Israeli/Zionist influence on the US govt. For five-thousand years the Jews have demonstrated a consistent pattern of behavior that generated a consistent reaction: the Jews settle somewhere, become successful and prosperous, and all of society benefits. Then, economically out-competing the locals, the Jews become politically powerful as well, and use their political power to disadvantage the local people. This then, closing the circle, leads to “reaction” — “pushback”, “blowback”, “anti-semitism”, “persecution” — and the Jew are chased off — or worse — to settle somewhere else and start the cycle yet again.

    This “million dollar fine and 20-year prison term” for Americans, for the “crime” of criticizing Israel, feels like the final overreach that will bring the full extent of Zionist penetration and control of the US govt into clear view, and awaken the American people to their personal subjugation arising from the subversion of US democracy by Jewish money.

    Israel could safely control the US as long as it could control “the narrative”. But the internet broke their monopoly and put an end to that control. The truth was set free and has been gaining ground ever since. I predict that this latest Israel-first legislative assault on the Constitution will accelerate the unraveling of US citizen support for the Zionist criminal parasite.

    Disclosure: I’m an American and a Jew.

  9. @hyperbola

    There haven’t been this many Jews running US institutions and policy since the FDR administration.

  10. Wow! Imperialism at its best. A little parasitic shitty nation has the most powerful country ever on its middle finger!!!<i> How will history remember this short power play?
    As those concerned, I say research before and boycott anything that has been spat out by the parasite……

  11. @Jeff Davis

    I predict that this latest Israel-first legislative assault on the Constitution will accelerate the unraveling of US citizen support for the Zionist criminal parasite.

    True, and that view has been held by perceptive Jewish folks for some time.

    [Hannah Arendt’s] predictions of the Nakba, of unending conflict, of Zionist dependence on the American Jewish community, of ultimate conflict with that American Jewish community, and the contribution of political Zionism to world anti-semitism. Just what Howard Gutman said recently. For which he was denounced by– Zionists.

  12. @Brabantian

    How much is the government of Israel paying you to disseminate these lies to demonize Greenwald?

  13. When the host dies, and there’s no others for the parasite to feed. The parasite also dies, the difference now compared to the past, we have more knowledge on this pest….

  14. Greg Bacon says: • Website

    Sorry, but your ‘Kill the Messenger’ isn’t selling. Americans are finally waking up as to who is really in control of the USA MSM, Wall Street, those TBTF banks that need bailing out with OUR money and who is really behind these ‘Wars for Wall Street and Israel,’ so trying to frame Greenwald as some porn pimp ain’t going to fly.

    AIPAC got too full of itself and is trying to crap on and destroy our precious Bill of Rights. This time, they went too far and will soon find out that Americans might be slow, but when fully awakened, they can become an awesome force against fascist tyrants like AIPAC and Israel.

  15. @Brabantian

    OK, so we get it.

    You’re not a fan of Greenwald’s. Isn’t that precious?

    Now that you’ve had a chance to spew your personal attacks against him, what can you say about the message (not the messenger)?

  16. @Mark Green

    We are at a second phase since last century of Zionist ideology to destroy “beasts in human form”. Their communist one had failed miserably. The people are still in the dark on their Bolshevik adventure and the calamity that befell the Goyim. They have very little, or no knowledge of the “tribe” involvement
    The unsuspecting Western Goyim, filled with made to order guilt opened their arms, accommodated the victims, forgetting centuries old tales of how infectious this “poor”, defenseless parasite can ruin you!!! . With wars they financed, from ill gotten wealth at expense of their host, they decided to establish their own headquarters, that will only be run by “GOD’S CHOSEN” They called it ISRAEL. The West, naively bought their victimhood story, and from there it was just a cinch for the tribe. Money prostitutes, corrupts, and worse of all it cuckold….. Just look at election time pilgrimage to Vegas to give good head to Adelson with pride from these cuckservative . The liberals are not deprived either, they fight to show how good they are at blowing Soros. How are the stupid Goyim gonna win when the dice has only two sides, one for the Zionists, and the other is for the Zionists?!?!
    After the well executed 9/11, this country has been trolling to Bolshevism. Clueless Bush trolled on as a talking head, ziocons and their brothels entourage put this nation in the path of fear and self destruction. Even some of the informed people at UNZ are still tuned to the Zionist scare, especially when it comes to ME and Muslims…
    Next we gonna have a witch hunt on those who are suspected of being disloyal to Israel and God’s children. Our own Christian “I’ll heal you if you send $500.00 or $1k to bless your dumb ass” to the church of BS, San Antonio, TX. Zionists are pushing the agenda. These places are the heart of conservatism(???????). Mostly following the sermon of a millionaire thief, closet homo, preaching loyalty to a foreign nation (treason?), and protected by AIPAC, ADL, JDL, MOSSAD, and our beloved, cornerstone of free speech, the MIGHTY MSM….

    “By Way Of Deception, Thou Shalt Do War”

    • Agree: Seamus Padraig
  17. @Jeff Davis

    Ultimately Zionism — an ideology generated by and among a small segment of Ashkenazim, i.e., European Jewry — will prove as great a disaster for world Jewry as Bar Kochbar was for the Temple-based Jewish cult. Zionism is the absurd notion that a European sub-race should leave a part of the world where they’ve enjoyed extraordinary success and colonize an alien land (The ancestors of Ashkenazim left there voluntarily over 2,000 years ago.), killing and displacing the original inhabitants, and surrounding themselves with people who hate them with an implacable ferocity. The cruel, vicious, and ultimately suicidal absurdity is obvious to anyone not intoxicated to madness by the Zionist fantasy.

    Saddest of all is that one of the greatest “successes” of Zionist ideologues is that they’ve so successfully conflated Zionism and Judaism in so many minds. When the catastrophe comes it will not fall just on the Zionist instigators, as it fell not just on zealots like Bar Kochbar’s followers, but on millions of innocent Jews. History keeps repeating itself. But, as usual, Marx got it wrong. The repetitions are always tragedies.

    • Replies: @alternatereality
  18. “43 senators — 29 Republicans and 14 Democrats” and yet the myth continues that it is overwhelmingly the liberals or Democrats who lock-step support Israel.

    29 Republicans out of 32 total, so all but three.

    Not that it matters. I’m just saying.

    Why the myth? The answer is Democrat presidents – especially LBJ and, of course, the entire ClintonObama gang, not forgetting Mrs. Clinton, but going all the way back to Truman with the establishment of “the State of Israel.”

    So folks end up voting for Trump. Not that it matters. I’m just saying.

    • Replies: @David
  19. turtle says:

    There are Arab refugees from the Jews, just as their were Jewish refugees from the Nazis.
    I happened to meet one of the former just today.

    Any country which produces political refugees is *NOT* a free society.

  20. uslabor says:

    For once, I agree with Anonymous. Save the host.

    Boycott, question, and hold Israel accountable.

    Remember The USS Liberty!

  21. @hyperbola

    The currency of public elections is votes and entitlements, not money.

    The politicians buy votes by offering federal entitlements to selected victim groups in exchange for their votes.

    Money is necessary to pay to advertise this sleazy vote buying scheme between pols and voters.

    Money also pays for whipping up victim group hysteria and victim group bias.

    Victim groups comprise over 95% of the US voting population.

    Israel implements a similar vote buying scheme for its victim groups.

    A new law to outlaw American boycotting of Israel is another example of the multiple federal entitlements sold to Jewish and Zionist victim groups.

  22. @Andrei Martyanov

    Russians, as nationality, as ethnicity, are being vilified in US to the point of calling them genetically inferior (Brennan), to calling for killing them, to some lawmakers now claiming communication with any Russian to be a direct communication with Putin. Next, probably, will be total surveillance and, in the end, concentration camps for ethnic Russians.

    That’s a little hysterical. This is just a talking point for the Democrats, who have been taking Russian money since the Bolsheviks took power, and never actually stopped. Republicans have no problem with Russians, except for Russian territorial ambitions. We want Russia to stay within Russian borders as of the breakup of the Soviet Union. If Russia wants to expand, there’s a massive country to its southeast where we wouldn’t mind a change in management.

    • Replies: @Avery
    , @Andrei Martyanov
  23. Redhorse says:

    Now we know which country is running which country.

    • Replies: @hyperbola
  24. @Brabantian

    So, let me get this straight: Russia (which is harboring Snowden) and Ecuador (which is sheltering Assange at their London embassy) are both … on the CIA payroll? Riiiiight!

    I smell a hasba-rat.

  25. @Jeff Davis

    ” Israel could safely control the US as long as it could control “the narrative”. But the internet broke their monopoly and put an end to that control. The truth was set free and has been gaining ground ever since. I predict that this latest Israel-first legislative assault on the Constitution will accelerate the unraveling of US citizen support for the Zionist criminal parasite.”
    I hope you are right….
    But I think you are …optimistic. The Zionists still control the MSM, which means they still control — for a majority — “the narrative”. You’ll know when their power is slipping — when programs like “Meet the Press” have guests who are allowed to not only criticise Israel, but also its pernicious influence (via American Jews & fellow travellers) on US policy & actions.

    • Agree: Kyle McKenna
  26. lavoisier says: • Website
    @Mark Green

    Very well expressed.

    My God this is disgusting. Every single elected representative who supports such a bill in any form should be voted out of office.

    Yes, we are a controlled people. But it takes traitors to the nation like these bastard politicians to allow this control to continue. Every last one of these bastards should be called what they are–traitorous scum.

    Imagine criminalizing criticism of Israel.

    If such a law were to pass I would no longer support my elected government and would advise others to follow. Some sort of resistance would be necessary unless we were willing to be slaves in the nation our ancestors founded.

    We are at a very dangerous point in our republic.

    This assault on our constitutional rights reveals clearly that our government is owned by the Zionists.

    • Replies: @lavoisier
  27. lavoisier says: • Website

    Principled resistance to such a bill is more likely to come from the left.

    The Republicans are even more owned by the Zionists than are the Democrats.


    And if you think the Supreme Court will uphold the sanctity of the constitution, think again.

  28. Anonymous • Disclaimer says:

    And why are students bitching about events half a world away? They have so many better things to do. Can’t they hear the sucking sound of their jobs going to Asia? And no, DJT won’t stanch the outflow from the goodness of his patriotic heart.

    • Replies: @pensword
  29. Avery says:
    @Johann Ricke

    {We want Russia to stay within Russian borders as of the breakup of the Soviet Union. }

    As soon as US stops invading and attacking countries 1,000s of miles from US (remember Iraq?) “we” can lecture Russia about staying within its borders, which it does anyway.

    Oh, almost forgot: apparently US has also invaded Syria, in secret*.
    Distance from US to Syria: ~6,000 miles.
    US has illegally established up to 10 bases in Syria.
    And you come here to lecture Russia?


    [In reports published in both Turkish and English on Tuesday, Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency provided detailed information about 10 U.S. bases in northern Syria, ]

  30. hyperbola says:

    Notice how much news coverage this received in “our” media. Notice how few sources in America even cover this on internet sites. The foreign propaganda bubble in the US is hermetic.

    Proposed bill would require U.S. to consult Israel before selling arms in Mideast

    • Replies: @Kyle McKenna
  31. @Johann Ricke

    That’s a little hysterical.

    Really? I thought that this is hysterical:

    or this (I have to correct my mistake, it was Clapper, not Brennan):

    Or this:

    I wouldn’t go into the “genetics” of it but we are talking about people who have some serious mental issues, while having the widest and tallest of the public podiums to preach their insanity.

    Republicans have no problem with Russians, except for Russian territorial ambitions. We want Russia to stay within Russian borders as of the breakup of the Soviet Union.


    • Agree: Kyle McKenna
  32. It will be most ironic if the First Amendment dies not by SJWs, as seemed likely, but by ZOG.

    But quite fitting, really.

  33. Boycott Hummous. Or is it Hummus, I always forget.
    While at it, stop eating tahini and babaganoush and kebabs and all that other Levantine food, unless of course you stick to the Greek versions.
    Next, I will learn that merely thinking about boycotting Hummous or Hummus is a thought crime.
    My buddy had middle eastern roommates in college. They said that Hummous or Hummus contains some mild narcotic that made dreams really wild, and that was one reason that they tended to fly off the handle. That explains everything.
    Now, who is hungry?

  34. David says:

    I fully support this bill and I think it should go further. Even if you don’t want to do business with Israel, you should be taxed and some of the proceeds given to it as, say, military aid. Your full faith and credit should back Israel’s bonds. And Israeli debt purchased by the USA at inflated prices (due to its own guarantee) should be periodically forgiven. There’s more we should do for Israel, but this is just one bill.

    If you don’t agree, it’s because you have antisemitic priors. Anyway, it’s illegal not to agree.

  35. David says:
    @Grandpa Charlie

    29 Republicans out of 32 total, so all but three.

    32 total?

  36. anon • Disclaimer says:
    @Mark Green

    “so judged a report by US Intelligence in the Middle East, dated the 4th of June, 1943, entitled “Latest Aspects of the Palestine Zionist-Arab Problem”. It described “Zionism in Palestine” as

    a type of nationalism which in any other country would be stigmatised as retrograde Nazism,

    and stated that anti-Semitism was essential to it. Whereas

    assimilated Jews in Europe and America are noted for being … stout opponents of racialism and discrimination,

    Zionism has bred the opposite mentality in Palestine,

    a spirit closely akin to Nazism, namely, an attempt to regiment the community, even by force, and to resort to force to get what they want.”

    Will Cardin ask the US governemnt to delete these passgaes from the US records?

    Will his colleagues please rise to the occasion and declare US being in violation of US spirit ????

  37. anon • Disclaimer says:


    “From the beginning of World War II through to the summer of 1947, there were virtually no Palestinian attacks, even though Zionist terror against Palestinians continued. A British explanation for the Palestinians’ failure to respond in kind was that they understood that the attacks were a trap, intended to elicit a response that the Zionists would frame as an attack against which they would have to ‘defend’ themselves. This was a Zionist tactic noted by the British as early as 1918, and it remains Israel’s default strategy today, most blatantly in Gaza, but also in East Jerusalem and the West Bank.

    As late as the fall of 1947, the Jewish Agency was concerned by the Palestinians’ failure to respond to its provocation, but when the end of 1947 came and the Jewish Agency could wait no longer for the civil war it needed, it was simply a matter of ratcheting up the terror.”

    It seems looking into history of that period and discussing it in academia or in House of Lords as the said author onetime did would be cited as an offense under the new bill.

    Remember a few of the followings have been called anti-Semite- 1 Occupy Wall Street
    2 Global Bankers
    3 Not saying Iran has a nuclear program
    4 Palestine is not seeking destruction or Israel or is not engaged in terror from the beginning

  38. anon • Disclaimer says:

    “In small communities in the New York area, ultra-Orthodox residents send their children to private religious schools and complain about paying taxes to support the public schools.

    A few years ago, the Hasidim of East Ramapo, New York decided to do something about it. As This American Life reports, they organized politically to elect members of the local school board. The Hasids were so successful that they managed to take over the whole board. Then they began to cut funding to the local public schools, where most of the students are African American and Latino. The resulting feud became real ugly, real fast.”

    Bringing this out to open will be also a crime .

  39. @Jus' Sayin'...

    No longer buying the “innocent Jews” and “tragically conflating Judaism with zionism.”

    It doesn’t wash.

    Jews of all stripe cash in on the privileges and protections afforded solely to Jews in USA & elsewhere; in my view, it is legitimate for all Jews and all Jewish institutions to be in the same crosshairs of those who oppose and RESIST the vile and anti-American activities of “Big Jews.”

    Isn’t that essentially what the great George W Bush said: “You’re either with us or against us.”
    If you do not oppose the vile agenda of AIPAC and of the legions of Jewish (and Christian zionist) organizations that work to undermine US Constitutional principles and spill American blood for Israel, then you are the enemy.


    • Replies: @iffen
  40. iffen says:


    Can’t we get better choices?

    • Replies: @alternatereality
  41. @Jeff Davis

    I believe this will be the overreach that initiates the end-stage of Israeli/Zionist influence on the US govt.

    People have been predicting this–in response to the latest ‘overreach’–for several decades now.

    Hasn’t happen. Won’t happen. The happy news is that the USA is on the road to self-destruction anyway and when that day comes there will be no one left to offer Aid and Protection.

  42. @hyperbola

    From 2010

    U.S. Promises–in writing–not to criticize Israel

    Israel confirms US put assurances in writing – The Associated Press

    In response to a demand from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the United States has promised in writing “never again” to pressure Israel to moderate its construction of settlements in the West Bank and East Jerusalem.

    Further, the U.S. pledged to veto any future United Nations resolutions critical of Israel and additionally to supply a fleet of next-generation stealth fighter planes to the Jewish state.

    I’m amazed that the link still works

  43. @iffen

    Third choice:

    Revelation 3:16

  44. Ukie says:

    Holodomor was a massive crime. Nobody discusses holodomor now. Why is that? There was no legislation. Think of holodomor victims when you next eat.

    • Replies: @Wally
  45. Wally says: • Website

    Here’s why.

    the bride at every wedding, the corpse at every funeral

    Zionists certainly want no distractions from their impossible yet profitable scam of ‘6M Jews, 5M others, & gas chambers’.

    “There’s no business like shoah business.”

  46. virus says:

    Americans denied to advance the political and economic interests of a foreign state…. are they also to be denied defending America from an offending pathologic virus.. ?
    Did the constitution and the federalism it envisioned, enable the elected any legislative power that would or could ” serve to prevent 340,000,000 Americans from protecting themselves from a political or economic interest of a foreign state or a global mafia seeking to infect, invade, or to influence an American domestic interest”? How about a model.. to explain the problem?
    Suppose Zionism [had no racial or religious connotations, and instead meant, an economic capital-driven ruthless global “set of interprocess communicating entities” that constitute a loosely netted cartel, with major nests in Israel, certain USA cities, Britain, and in the global intelligence communities] for model purposes, could be likened to a set of pathogens (viri); it could be said that pathogenic Zionism is a set of viri that generally target and infect the nuclear genetic genomic composition of nation states (in the case of the USA, currently in control, in America, 527 DNA units are elected to salaried positions; making such persons the DNA that constitutes the genome of the USA, and as such, each elected, salaried member becomes a target for infection).

    Upon infection, the host genome (527 elected, salaried units of DNA) is amended in some way, and that change is reflected in the kinds and types of laws the genome produces. The post infection laws become the vectors which impose change on the 340,000,000 million governed persons. Such a model predicts that infection of the genome by a virus leads the nation to change.

    It is the elected who express the virus and it is the virus directed laws which transform 340,000,000 Americans.

    The legislation proposed to outlaw support for the Boycott campaign against Israel should serve as a wakeup call. Its the same type of thing British Puppet Hitler was infected with when he assisted in the virus directed decimation of the once great German Empire.

  47. pensword says:

    And why are students bitching about events half a world away?

    Oh, I don’t know. Perhaps their “representatives” obsequious fealty to Israel and the manifestly bad consequences thereof have something to do with it.

    Just a hunch.

  48. biz says:

    These comments are hilarious as usual. If this is the quality of the opposition, we can look forward to this bill passing with probably over 300 votes in the House and probably only Bernie Sanders and Rand Paul, and possibly Tammy Baldwin, voting against in the Senate.

    Of course this bill does not make it illegal for any private individual to boycott Israeli products, and it has already been illegal for US corporations to support the Arab boycott of Israel for 40 years, so I might advise getting a grip before you get a hemorrhage there.

  49. IvyMike says:

    The horror of The Holocaust cooled down the damnable ignorance of anti-semitism in the West but it is starting to simmer again and the agenda Israel is pursuing is only going to turn up the heat.

  50. @utu

    There’s been a law on the books since 1791 forbidding congress from adopting a law like this:

    “Congress shall make no law . . . abridging the freedom of speech . . . or the right of the people . . . to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”

    Ben Cardin is alien filth loyal to a foreign government and utterly contemptuous of the American people and their Constitution. I agree with other commenters here – let the Israel First vermin try and pass this and then enforce it. It will be a great catalyst of long overdue backlash against this cancer.

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