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Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, along with Dov Hikind and 46 more Assembly Members, are pushing a bill to squash the ASA boycott in NY State. Write your Assemblyperson to add his/her name to the list.

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11 COMMENTS

  1. A stupid law from a crooked idiot. No, I don't support BDS. Quite the opposite, But what if I organized a group to boycott Iran? North Korea? Syria? Bolivia? Venezuela? Leave the First Amendment alone.

  2. the first amendment bans public funds from groups from being denied public funding because of their stance – however, it will take ages to get their but must be done to stop others legistrtive bodies doing it…..in the meantine if the asa say they will not give funds to any israeli body who does not sign a clause saying i will not go to israeli entities in the west bank or gaza, this will make it harder for pro-israeli lobbies to past such laws, because under american law neither the west back or gaza is part of israel

  3. the first amendment bans public funds from being denied to groups because of their stance – however, it will take ages to get it to the supreme court but must be done to stop others legistrtive bodies doing it…..in the meantine if the asa say they will not give funds to any israeli body who does not sign a clause saying i will not go to israeli entities in the west bank or gaza, this will make it harder for pro-israeli lobbies to past such laws, because under american law neither the west back or gaza is part of israel

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