Texas Law Lays the Groundwork for Persecuting Those Who Criticize Israel (I didn’t want to believe it)
ANTI-ISRAEL POLICIES ARE ANTI-TEXAS POLICIES
Governor Greg Abbott today signed into law House Bill 89 (HB 89), known as the Anti-BDS (Boycott, Divestments, and Sanctions) bill, which prohibits all state agencies from contracting with, and certain public funds from investing in, companies that boycott Israel. The Governor hosted the bill …
TEXAS GROUPS COMING AFTER PEOPLE (BUSINESSES) WHO SUPPORT BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) ACTIVITYhttps://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Texas-Jewish-groups-take-aim-at-banks-BDS-activity-485230
Bank faces criticism days after Texas Senate passes anti-BDS bill that will proceed to the chamber of the Texas House of Representatives.
“Chuck Lindell from the American-Statesman paper reported that the Texas Senate passed the bill opposing BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) by a 25-4 vote and that it was sent to the Texas House of Representatives for a vote. “No senators spoke in opposition to [bill] SB 29 before the vote,” the paper reported, adding that the bill’s author, Sen. Brandon Creighton, said Texas should not do business with companies that participate in the BDS movement. … Charles Kaufman, who chairs B’nai B’rith’s International Center for Human Rights and Public Policy, delivered testimony in the Austin legislature in support of the anti-BDS bill. Kaufman, who lives in Texas, said, “In another time, in another place in history, people who wanted to rid the earth of the Jewish people boycotted their businesses. Filled with fear, these good citizens, stripped of their possessions, separated from their families, would subsequently fill boxcars… and you the know rest.” (As he trots out the holohoax when it’s financially convenient.) NOW THEY ARE BOYCOTTING OUR BUSINESSES.
LT GOV DAN PATRICK (Traitor to the Bill of Rights)
For many years Israel has been a critical ally and a key trade partner for the State of Texas. We must stand by our friend in the Middle East and prohibit state and local governmental entities from contracting with companies that boycott Israel, thereby protecting Texas trade and opposing …
Patrick: “This legislation codifies our commitment to protect Texas trade and oppose discrimination against entities and individuals on the basis of their national origin, ethnicity, or religion.”It won’t play out that way ‘to oppose discrimination’ – it will be a tool to target, criminalize and penalize businesses AND individuals who criticize Israel. Texas will NOT be a safe place. (Diane)
As of January 2018, 24 states have enacted anti-BDS laws (precursor to antisemitic laws).
My Letter to Lt Gov Patrick and Governor Abbott: