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Meet the non-Jewish judge spearheading the fight against BDS in the US

"The Caroline Glick Show" with guest Judge Alan Clemmons, Ep. 62

Caroline’s guest on “The Caroline Glick Show” this week has demonstrated that the most unlikely people can make a massive difference.

For two decades, South Carolina Circuit Court Judge Alan Clemmons served as a lawmaker in the South Carolina state legislature. In 2011, angered by then-President Barack Obama’s call for Israel to withdraw to the 1949 armistice lines and by Obama’s claim that the Jews were “occupiers” of the biblical homeland of the Jewish people, Clemmons drafted a resolution recognizing Israel’s right to the Land of Israel.

Much to his amazement, his resolution passed unanimously through the South Carolina House of Representatives.

After the Associated Press reported the story, it became an international event.

This move propelled Clemmons on the most unlikely path. An evangelical Christian from South Carolina became the most effective actor in the fight against the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) campaign in the United States, and on behalf of the International Holocaust Remembrance Association’s (IHRA) working definition of antisemitism.

The latter stipulates that anti-Zionism is a contemporary form of Jew-hatred. Clemmons drafted and passed the first state law banning the South Carolina’s state government from doing business with companies that participate in BDS campaigns against Israel.

Last week, New Hampshire became the 37th U.S. state to implement such a policy.

As Caroline’s guest on the show this week, Clemmons explained how he became involved in BDS, what he achieved and why he was so successful in his efforts to defeat it.

Join us for an inspiring discussion of how a man with convictions can change the way things are done.

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