Radio Havana Cuba

A friendly voice around the world

  • Follow Us on

#NoMasBloqueo #SolidaridadVsBloqueo

U.S. Senate set to vote on anti-Israeli boycott bill

U.S. Senate votes on pro-Israeli legislation. Photo: Press TV

U.S. Senate votes on pro-Israeli legislation.  Photo: Press TV

Washington, January 8 (RHC)-- Reports from Capitol Hill say that the U.S. Senate, in its first legislative act, will take up a bill that aims to prevent opposition to the Israeli government by allowing state and local governments to boycott any U.S. companies which are engaged in a boycott against Israel. 

The Combating BDS Act is part of multiple foreign policy measures contained in bill S.1.  It’s sponsored by Florida Republican Senator Marco Rubio and is similar to, though reportedly less extreme than, a measure introduced last year by Democratic Senator Ben Cardin, which was met with condemnation from free speech advocates. 

The Intercept reports that 26 states currently have laws sanctioning entities which support a boycott of Israel, which can entail punishment of individuals working for employers subject to anti-boycott laws.

Edited by Pavel Jacomino
Commentaries
MAKE A COMMENT
  • Welcome to a new edition of the Jazz Place
  • Minister Bruno Rodríguez: No Cuban family has escaped the impact of the US blockade
  • RHC's national and international news stories Nov. 6
  • Successive US administrations have sought to suffocate the Cuban economy for purely political reasons
  • Washington’s hostile Cuba policy amounts to a fierce economic, trade and financial blockade
  • RHC's national and international news stories Nov. 5
NUMBER OF HITS/VISITORS

6659617

  • Max: 19729
  • yesterday: 4802
  • today: 3750
  • online: 171
  • total: 6659617