Two US Congressmen table bill to counter BDS
Two Republican Congressmen, Doug Lamborn and Ron DeSantis, have introduced a bill designed to support Israel in the face of the Boycott, Divest and Sanction (BDS) campaign promoted on American academic campuses. The “Boycott our Enemies, not Israel” act is designed to require companies to certify that they do not boycott Israel in order to earn government contracts. False certifications would also incur stiff penalties.
The two lawmakers take issue with the way Israel, America’s “greatest ally in the Middle East”, is targeted, while serious rights offenders around the world are given a free pass by activists.