Left-wing Jews, such as Bernie Sanders and Diane Feinstein, believe that legislation to weaken the racist BDS movement is a “threat to free speech.” However, at the same time, many left-wing Jews also believe that if one criticizes the “Palestinians” for their racism, terror, murder and incitement, then that makes you a racist and an Islamophobe. Freedom of speech laws should not apply when criticizing the “Palestinians,” according to the left, and especially much of the Jewish left.
The BDS movement has nothing to do with free speech, and everything to do with hatred, racism, bigotry, and isolating the world’s only Jewish state and its supporters. It is the BDS movement that is a threat to free speech: to pro-Israel Americans. The BDS movement has also resulted in a spike in anti-Semitic incidents across the United States.
Pro-Israel Americans are being bullied, demonized, harassed, marginalized, threatened, abused, and even assaulted by the pro-BDS thugs. Anti-BDS legislation must be enacted to help keep pro-Israel Americans safe, particularly on college campuses. Unfortunately, Sanders and Feinstein have no interest in keeping pro-Israel Americans safe. Sanders and Feinstein only care about appeasing their anti-Semitic voters.
Will AIPAC attack Sanders and Feinstein the way they attacked Rand Paul? Not a chance. Perhaps there is no greater enemy to Israel than the Jewish left.
“Left wing pushes back against last-minute effort to pass anti-BDS bill,” by Michael Wilner, Jerusalem Post, December 20, 2018:
WASHINGTON — Infighting has broken out within the Democratic Party over a bill that would harshly penalize companies engaged in international boycotts of Israel.
While Democratic leadership supports the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, which targets US companies that join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against the Jewish state, two powerful senators in Democratic politics expressed their opposition to its passage on Wednesday.
Congress is debating whether to attach the law to must-pass spending legislation this month that will keep the government open– a common tactic used by congressional leadership to clean up the legislative docket and pass controversial bills.
The legislation, introduced by Ben Cardin (D-MD) and Rob Portman (R-OH) in the Senate and Juan Vargas (D-CA) and Peter Roskam (R-IL) in the House, has undergone several revisions after the American Civil Liberties Union warned that it would infringe on the right to protest. Those revisions have led several Democratic lawmakers to sign on to its passage, making the bill a bipartisan effort, as most Republicans support it.
J Street, a liberal advocacy organization that seeks a two-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, opposes the bill and praised Senators Dianne Feinstein of California and Bernie Sanders of Vermont for speaking out on Wednesday….
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