In 2015 Illinois passed the first in the US anti boycott bill . It was introduced and voted on
in a record 4 months by both House and Senate with 100% in favor. Sen. Silverstein and Rep Lou Lang
were behind it and behind them AIPAC and Israel. They both should be registered agents of a foreign country.
Out side of Chicago and collar counties most Congressmen and Senators represent farmers. You can bet
that they signed on without question as instructed. The legislative lock step rush to pass the anti BDS legislation reeks of of the Cynthia McKinney effect that “friends of Israel” use to push their program. The documentary “The Occupation
of the American Mind- Israel’s Public Relations War in the United States” does a good job of examining the scope
of how it works .
The “old canard” is that Israel is under threat from anything but its racist and on going colonizing project
which it justifies with a non religious distortion of Judaism: political Zionism. Since those are facts that are
easy to prove, and are unfortunately on display from Israel daily, the standard response is an accusation of
antisemitism, or personal discomfort, in an often successful strategy to shut of debate and discredit the
person who sees the actions of Israel and the policy it pursues as far from Judaic values. That is, unless
one accepts the “Noahide Laws” - see article by the Saker at information clearing house for video
of rabbi Bar-Hayim , an “Israeli Orthodox rabbi who heads the Shilo Institute (Machon Shilo), a Jerusalem-based rabbinical court and institute of Jewish education dedicated to the Torah of Israel”
Many Jews do not and contest that Israel or some rabbi has a monopoly on what it means to be Jew.