The Combating BDS Act has been widely criticized over First Amendment concerns and language that undermines America's commitment to a two-state solution.
The bill would authorize states to penalize companies and certain individuals who participate in certain boycotts of Israeli goods -- or even goods produced in Israeli settlements. It authorizes states to demand that government contractors sign pledges affirming that they will not participate in such boycotts.
J Street opposes the BDS Movement. But combating BDS with legislation that infringes on free speech is misguided and counterproductive.
The ACLU, Indivisible and MoveOn have all come out in opposition to the Combating BDS Act. Will you add your voice?