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NY Assembly Bill to Punish Colleges Supporting BDS

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.

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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About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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11 Responses to “NY Assembly Bill to Punish Colleges Supporting BDS”

  1. Lynne Marton says:

    I wish I lived in the U.S. – just for this!!!!! (y) I think it’s about time to really push back!!!!!

  2. Edward Lobel says:

    Great idea. Hope it passes!

  3. Carlos Font says:

    How can colleges support boycotts but it seems to me ? In one way or another they receive both public and private money. I am not a lawyer but it w

  4. Carlos Font says:

    (cont) It appears to me that some taxpayers would be paying for something they do not agree with. Then, what else is new? I pay for government subsidised abortions with my taxes!!

  5. Dan Silagi says:

    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.

  6. David Morris says:

    B= boycott D.= divestiture S= sanctions

  7. David Morris says:

    B= boycott D.= divestiture S= sanctions

  8. Dan Silagi says:

    Let's add Italy to the list.

  9. Andi Ali says:

    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

  10. Andi Ali says:

    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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