Former Nevada Congresswoman: “[BDS’] True Aim is Israel’s Destruction”

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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4 thoughts on “Former Nevada Congresswoman: “[BDS’] True Aim is Israel’s Destruction””

  1. Good to see opposition to BDS is bipartisan. Anti-Semites and Israel haters want to turn Israel into a partisan issue. True friends of Israel are having none of it.

    Anti-BDS legislation doesn’t interfere with their free speech rights or right to advocate individuals and companies boycott Israel. In a free country, people have the right to take whatever position they want, including persuading others of its merits.

    What they don’t have is the right to do is force others to pay for their advocacy. Simple and straight. Especially when that involves use of public funds.

    1. There are some older Democrats that are decent enough people.

      The problem is what the party is attracting NOW, and who is making their policy decisions NOW.

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