It is clear that more and more people are beginning to see the true face of BDS.
Former Nevada Congresswoman Shelley Berkley (a Democrat) has urged for Nevada Senate Bill 26 (which would require companies to provide written certification that they are not involved in a boycott of Israel or Israeli companies in order to qualify for a contract with a government agency, as well as calling for scrutiny of the state’s investments for ties to companies that boycott Israel, has been introduced) to be supported, ripping BDS in the process.
Now, having failed to convince our policymakers to abandon our close ally and friend, Israel’s detractors have taken a new tack. The latest smear campaign against Israel uses admirable language about human rights and decency to pressure companies to boycott, divest and sanction (BDS) Israel out of existence.
Despite their claims, proponents of this latest attack on Israel do not seek a better life for the Palestinians, nor do they aim to create a political environment favorable to a lasting peace between Israel and its neighbors. Their true aim is Israel’s destruction. Omar Barghouti – a founder of this hateful campaign said, “Definitely, most definitely we oppose a Jewish state in any part of Palestine.”
So far, 16 states around the country have seen this vile campaign for what it is and enacted laws to protect taxpayer money from supporting it. Now, we in Nevada have our chance. Senate Bill 26 is currently making its way through our Legislature in Carson City.
Israel’s detractors will argue that this bill seeks to inhibit free speech. But they still have not explained how it affects their right or their ability to malign the Jewish state. Under this law, they remain free to call for Israel’s destruction. The rest of us just won’t be paying for it.
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