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2020 Presidential Debates
Presidential candidate Jay Inslee: ‘I would have opposed House anti-BDS resolution’
July 31, 2019
“I believe in freedom of religion and freedom of speech,” said the governor of Washington at an event at the Islamic Center of Detroit.
Rep. Thomas Massie explains sole Republican vote against House anti-BDS resolution
July 29, 2019
“The bottom line is that [he] chose not to stand with his colleagues and speak out, in one voice, against BDS,” said Republican Jewish Coalition spokesperson Neil Strauss. “This resolution did not appropriate a single taxpayer dollar; it didn’t infringe on a single citizen’s civil rights.”
Pressley explains split from ‘The Squad’ in voting for anti-BDS resolution
July 25, 2019
U.S. Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) defended her vote condemning the anti-Israel BDS movement—a split from the so-called “Squad” that includes Reps. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Rashida Tlaib (D-Mich.) and Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez (D-N.Y.).
Netanyahu lauds US House passing anti-BDS resolution
July 24, 2019
“I would like to commend the U.S. House of Representatives for overwhelmingly approving, by a great bipartisan majority, Democrats and Republicans alike, a decision against boycotts against Israel,” said Netanyahu in a video on Twitter.
BDS resolution in Belfast City Council withdrawn due to questions of legality
July 9, 2019
“We are glad to see a recognition by Belfast City Council that it would be illegal to boycott Israelis or Israeli businesses,” said U.K. Lawyers for Israel chief executive Jonathan Turner. “We will remain vigilant to resist other attempts to discriminate against Israelis.”
Schumer to announce support for bipartisan anti-BDS resolution in Senate
June 26, 2019
The measure states its objection over “efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the Global Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement targeting Israel.”