ACLU Falsely Claims that Anti-BDS Legislation Limits Free Speech


Sharia speech prohibitions are just fine with the ACLU. Stopping the neo-Nazi boycotting of Jews, on the other hand, is something they have to act against.

Islamic supremacists and their leftist lapdogs are norming systematic Jew-hatred worldwide under the euphemistically labeled BDS movement — a nazi-esque movement to alienate, isolate and destroy the Jewish state. Worse still, it is funded by wealthy liberal American Jews, as I have documented here in numerous exposes. And now it has the Democrat Party leadership on its side, as well as leftist pressure groups such as the ACLU. It’s unconscionable how the left is lining up systematically against Israel while ignoring the actual human rights abuses committed by numerous other countries. It reveals the Jew-hatred that is at the bottom of all this.

“ACLU Falsely Claims That Anti-Boycott Legislation Limits Free Speech,”, January 7, 2019 (thanks to Mark):

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), one time the nation’s premier civil rights organization, has falsely characterized legislation that would penalize companies that boycott Israel as limiting free speech.

A letter posted at the organization’s website claimed that the bipartisan legislation, which supports state laws barring contracts with businesses that boycott Israel, “flies in the face of the First Amendment’s guarantee that the state should impose no law infringing on the right to speak freely and to associate with those of like mind.”

Sen. Marco Rubio (R – Fla.), the main sponsor of the bill, defended his bill on Twitter, explaining, “My bill doesn’t punish any political activity. It protects the right of local & state govts that decide to no longer do business with those who boycott #Israel. So boycotting #Israel is a constitutional right,but boycotting those participating in #BDS isn’t?”

In July 2017, legal expert Eugene Kontrovich explained that the proposed legislation was nothing more than an updating of existing legislation that prohibited American companies from participating in the Arab boycott of Israel. However, given the efforts of the United Nations Humans Rights Council to establish a blacklist of companies doing business in the West Bank, Kontorovich argued that the law needed updating.

“The old law already forbids ‘support’ for foreign state boycotts of Israel, and the many regulations enacted pursuant to the law already define ‘support’ to be limited to ‘certain specified actions’ that go well beyond merely ‘speech’ support,” Kontorovich wrote. “The new bill does not change or alter the meaning of ‘support.’ It simply clarifies the list of foreign boycotts covered by the law.”…

Have a tip we should know? Your anonymity is NEVER compromised. Email

The Truth Must be Told

Your contribution supports independent journalism

Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.

Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.

Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.

Please contribute here.


Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.

Pin It on Pinterest