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Fri Mar 27, 2015, 03:52 PM

Republicans Introduce Bill Aimed at Preventing Israel Boycotts

Source: Daily Foward

Under the Boycott Our Enemies, Not Israel Act introduced Wednesday by Reps. Doug Lamborn of Colorado and Ron DeSantis of Florida, prospective contractors with the U.S. government would be required to certify that they are not participating in any boycotts against Israel. The bill also includes penalties for false certification, including permanently banning a company from doing business with the government.

“Our government business practices should not play any role in harming our greatest ally in the Middle East,” Lamborn said in a statement, adding that the bill was introduced to “thwart efforts by Palestinian organizations to pressure different corporations, companies and educational institutions to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel.”

“The BDS movement represents a disgraceful attempt to single out Israel for punitive treatment,” he said.


Read more: Read more: http://forward.com/articles/217549/republicans-introduce-bill-aimed-at-preventing-isr/#ixzz3VcKbb4UI



I'm thinking the Republicans said the same about South Africa

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Reply Republicans Introduce Bill Aimed at Preventing Israel Boycotts (Original post)
azurnoir Mar 2015 OP
djean111 Mar 2015 #1
oberliner Mar 2015 #22
djean111 Mar 2015 #24
Roy Rolling Mar 2015 #2
louis-t Mar 2015 #7
erronis Mar 2015 #12
packman Mar 2015 #27
angrychair Mar 2015 #3
dembotoz Mar 2015 #4
Romeo.lima333 Mar 2015 #5
riversedge Mar 2015 #10
atreides1 Mar 2015 #15
Jack Rabbit Mar 2015 #6
sulphurdunn Mar 2015 #8
old guy Mar 2015 #9
1000words Mar 2015 #11
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2015 #17
Bossy Monkey Mar 2015 #19
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2015 #20
It is Tuesday Mar 2015 #21
oberliner Mar 2015 #23
Iliyah Mar 2015 #13
Mosby Mar 2015 #14
azurnoir Mar 2015 #25
4now Mar 2015 #16
Bossy Monkey Mar 2015 #18
procon Mar 2015 #26
davidpdx Mar 2015 #29
MisterP Mar 2015 #28
alcibiades_mystery Mar 2015 #30
dolphinsandtuna Mar 2015 #31

Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 03:56 PM

1. Now, that is a pathetic overreach. Is Bibi getting his own office in the White House,

 

or is he taking over the Oval Office?

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Response to djean111 (Reply #1)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 07:01 PM

22. It's the opposite actually

The White House cannot stand him.

Maybe he is getting an office at the RNC.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #22)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 07:09 PM

24. Oh, I meant that Congress is acting like it would have no qualms about just taking over the

 

White House, and giving the office to Netanyahu. Plus, Menendez has that "D" after his name, and seems to be a GOPer, too.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 03:58 PM

2. Clowns

Another act sponsored by the "get the guv'mint out of business" people. How the hell does a corporation boycott a country? Does that mean every company must somehow prove they are a friend of Israel before being allowed to bid on a government contract?

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Response to Roy Rolling (Reply #2)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:07 PM

7. That was my next question as well.

Maybe they'll have to swear loyalty on a stack of Bibles. Hmm, Hebrew or Gideon?

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Response to louis-t (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:23 PM

12. Bibbles, hardly. A nice stack of $100 - depending on your AIPEC ranking

Or is that ALEC? Or NRA or RWIG (RW Interest Group).

Since it's close to tax time, I've been wondering where I report stacks of greenbacks delivered in a suitcase to my back door. Not that I have to worry, but shouldn't all those bribe takers think about their exit lines when they are accused?

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Response to louis-t (Reply #7)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 09:33 PM

27. Or show their lack of foreskin

"Take a nick for Israel"

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:00 PM

3. Say "nah"

No to DOOMSDAY POLITICS.

What is next, the "All Democrats are slaves to Israel" Act?

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:04 PM

4. same folks who complain about big government regulating business

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:05 PM

5. oh but a bill that required usuing u.s. steel in the keystone pipeline, well that was too much

 

a bill funding help for the 1st resopnders getting sick from 1st responding too much for the gang of pricks. god they make me sick

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Response to Romeo.lima333 (Reply #5)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:14 PM

10. Sad thing is that they do not recognize their own stupidity

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Response to riversedge (Reply #10)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:47 PM

15. They recognize it

They also recognize that their constituents won't complain too much about it...after all you can't disrespect Israel in any way!!!

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:06 PM

6. Once again, Republicans demonstrate a bias toward war criminals

Maybe they should start a Bibi/Bush campaign for '16.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:09 PM

8. It would be nice

 

if these clowns passed similar legislation regarding fraud in the acquisition and execution of federal contracts by their campaign bribers.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:10 PM

9. Phony grandstanding to garner some Aipac money.

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Response to 1000words (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 05:41 PM

17. I am having brain lock...

 

what is BDS?

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #17)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:38 PM

19. It's in the article: boycott, divest, and sanction Israel

Could have been made clearer though.

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Response to Bossy Monkey (Reply #19)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:45 PM

20. Thanks...

 

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Response to 1000words (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:54 PM

21. Since 1990, BDS hasn't made any impact on Israeli economy..

 

Here is the latest I could find on it.. 1/9/15

Knesset report: BDS movement has no impact on economy
Finds exports to Europe have doubled since launch of BDS movement.


The global movement to boycott the Israeli economy is having no discernible impact even though Israel’s export-dependent economy is vulnerable, the Knesset Research and Information Center said in a report released on Wednesday.

The report noted that the boycott comprised several components, including the long-standing boycott by the Arab League and efforts by the European Union to dent the customs exemptions and other benefits of the free-trade agreement with Israel to the West Bank settlements.

But the report, which the Knesset research body prepared at the behest of Finance Committee chairman Nissan Slomiansky, focused on the global boycott, sanctions and divestment (BDS) movement, which coalesced in 2005 and has had its strongest influence in Europe.

The research center found that Israel’s merchandise exports to the European Union had nearly doubled since 2005. In the decade before, they averaged $7.8 billion annually, and in the nine years that followed they averaged $15.6 billion, despite a sharp drop in 2009 due to the world financial crisis.

http://www.haaretz.com/news/diplomacy-defense/.premium-1.636172

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Response to 1000words (Reply #11)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 07:02 PM

23. What will it amount to?

Have things improved for the Palestinians as a result of the BDS movement thus far?

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:26 PM

13. What happened to "Big" Government minding their own business?

Because of FREEDUMB!

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 04:36 PM

14. Anyone else besides a Jewish paper covering this?

The only others I could find was the Times of Israel and davidduke.com.

But thanks for bringing this important news of national interest to DU.

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Response to Mosby (Reply #14)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 07:21 PM

25. Does Haaretz work for you? I did not use it due to occasional paywall problems for some posters

U.S. lawmakers introduce legislation to prevent Israel boycotts

Two Republican congressmen introduced legislation to prevent boycotts of Israel.

Under the Boycott Our Enemies, Not Israel Act introduced Wednesday by Reps. Doug Lamborn of Colorado and Ron DeSantis of Florida, prospective contractors with the U.S. government would be required to certify that they are not participating in any boycotts against Israel. The bill also includes penalties for false certification, including permanently banning a company from doing business with the government.

“Our government business practices should not play any role in harming our greatest ally in the Middle East,” Lamborn said in a statement, adding that the bill was introduced to “thwart efforts by Palestinian organizations to pressure different corporations, companies and educational institutions to boycott, divest, and sanction Israel.”


http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/1.649147

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 05:08 PM

16. BDS must be really starting to hurt Israel

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 06:36 PM

18. Also, BOENI would be an excellent new nickname for Boehner n/t

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Fri Mar 27, 2015, 07:43 PM

26. Isn't there a word for people who put the interests of a foreign government

ahead of Constitutional rights of American citizens?

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Response to procon (Reply #26)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 09:33 AM

29. Yep

It's called treason. And since I don't believe in the death penalty, I suggest an alternative punishment. Put them on a stage, make them drop trou and give them 50 lashings with a cane. One for each state.

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Response to azurnoir (Original post)

Sat Mar 28, 2015, 11:01 AM

30. People seem awfully concerned about a boycott that's not having any effect

 

Interesting, that.

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Response to alcibiades_mystery (Reply #30)

Sun Mar 29, 2015, 12:44 AM

31. yeah.

 

I'm sure they would not say it was having an effect. I just do my small part by buying nothing with Israel connections.

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