Tell your Senators and Representative:
As your constituent, I urge you to oppose The Israel Anti-Boycott Act (H.R.1697/S.720).
This dangerous bill erases the distinction between Israel and the occupied territory it controls, blurring the Green Line under the guise of combating BDS. Treating Israel and the settlements as the same under US law would make a two-state solution and peace in the Middle East harder to achieve.
Additionally, according to the ACLU, the bill would “impose civil and criminal punishment on individuals solely because of their political beliefs about Israel and its policies” - a “direct violation of the First Amendment.” That potential infringement of free speech and civil liberties is very alarming. It would do nothing to help strengthen Israel’s security or effectively combat BDS - instead, it would alienate many of the supporters Israel needs most.