WND | 3/31/2018 | Staff
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Anti-Semites are violating federal law by boycotting Israel and Israeli companies and institutions. Activists in the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, one of the highest-profile global projects of the left, are subject to criminal and financial penalties, including jail time of five years and fines up to $50,000. A U.S. exporter can lose the right to export any products to any country.

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So why isn’t the U.S. Department of Justice enforcing the anti-boycott laws? President Donald Trump should order the Office of Antiboycott Compliance to come out of cryogenic stasis and get back to work, and order DOJ to start enforcing the law.

This month, Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., introduced legislation as an amendment to SB 1 to blunt the economic warfare against Israel – “Democrats are split over the addition of Republican Sen. Marco Rubio’s ‘Combatting BDS Act,’ which seeks to counter the global Boycott, Divest and Sanctions movement against Israel over its treatment of Palestinians and the settlements.”

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Rubio’s Combatting BDS Act, would affirm the legal authority of state and local governments to restrict contracts and take other actions against contractors that “engaged in BDS conduct.” Several states are facing lawsuits after taking action against contractors who are conducting BDS boycotts of Israel. Enemies of Israel are trying to say the BDS movement is “free speech.” Democrats are blocking Rubio’s bill.

While Rubio’s bill would give more teeth to laws protecting Israel and will clarify some important details of the laws, most people don’t know that there are already laws criminalizing much of the BDS movement. Supporters of Israel and democracy in the Middle East need to re-discover the Anti-Boycott Act.

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During the mid-1970s, Islamic countries in the Middle East sought to destroy Israel economically (and in other ways) by leveraging their oil wealth. At the time, oil prices were sky...
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