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March 1, 2015 4:20 pm

At AIPAC, US Senator Announces New Legislation to Fight Anti-Israel BDS Movement

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Senator Ben Cardin on Sunday announced new legislation aimed at fighting the BDS movement. Photo: Cardin.senate.gov.

US Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD) will introduce new legislation this week to combat the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, he told attendees at the 2015 AIPAC Policy Conference on Sunday.

“There’s gonna be legislation introduced this week concerning BDS,” he told a packed auditorium in Washington, D.C.

“Israel is isolated internationally, we know that,” he continued. “Look at the  UN votes. Look at how they’re discriminated against. When you have a boycott, divestment and sanctions movement you’re discriminating against Israel, and the United States should take a stance to make sure other countries that want trade agreements with the United States do not participate in BDS against Israel. And that’s what this legislation will do, and we need your help.”

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US Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC), who joined Cardin on stage, said the BDS legislation is important to put “countries on notice.”

Additionally, in his capacity as chairman of the foreign relations subcommittee on appropriations, he issued a warning to the United Nations regarding its continued tolerance of antisemitism.

“All the money that goes to support the UN, and the State Department, and Palestinians, and every other ally and enemy we have in the world comes through my committee. I promise you as chairman of the subcommittee, I will put the United Nations on notice. If they continue to marginalize, to delegitimize and accept the antisemitism that’s running rampant through Europe, we’re gonna cut their money off too.”

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  • debbyfayga

    I love Lindsey Graham he is a mensch

  • Richard

    Screw Israel and the American TRAITORS that support it! You have destroyed the U.S. while filling your pockets with Gold! You will suffer the penalties that all of Satan’s Materialistic followers suffer……corruption of your soul which leads to ennui and insanity! From the looks of your little gathering you’re already there! LOL

  • Rodolfo Plata Lopez

    ES BUENO QUE SE LEGISLE PARA CRIMINALIZAR A LOS QUE CRITICAN LA CONDUCTA CRIMINAL Y GENOCIDA DEL ESTADO TERRORISTA DE ISRAEL, YA QUE DE NADA SIRVE CRITICA SIN LA ACCIÓN; O SEA, BASTA DE CRITICA, ES HORA DE LEVANTARSE EN ARMAS Y COMBATIR AL LOBBY JUDÍO Y EN JUICIAR POR CRIMEN DE LESA PATRIA, A LOS SENADORES Y REPRESENTANTES QUE HA SAQUEADO, SOMETIDO Y TRAICIONADO A EEUU A CAMBIO DEL VOTO JUDÍO Y EL FINANCIAMIENTO DE SUS CAMPAÑAS ELECTORALES, ABROGANDO LA SOBERANIA DE EEUU, Y CONVIRTIENDO A NORTEAMÉRICA EN UNA COLONIA DEL GOBIERNO MUNDIAL SIONISTA

  • Steven

    Nice, cut off the money for the UN! Israel is more important than IS protocol, United Nations and the people of Palestine! This is the type of guy we want in power. NOT.

  • William

    JUDAS ISCARIOT was a JEW…. beloved by the Temple Priests

  • doodaa

    Cardin, move to Israel, MotherF*******.

  • Finally!

    “All that it takes for evil to prevail is for good ‘people’ to do nothing.”

  • There’s an irony that while the Egyptian Court declares Hamas a terroeist entity, the EU Court is having second thoughts. Donor states are asked to give billions of dollars to rebuild Gaza, which in turn keeps Hamas in power, using donor money to rebuild terror tunnels and prepare for its next attack on Israel. The USA and UK must take the lead and make any donor money based on Hamas being removed from power in Gaza and made to account to an international court for the thousands of missiles Hamas rained down over the Southern Israeli civilian population over many years. Hamas and co. should be held to account for the 1,250 Israeli civilians murdered during the second Intifada. Hamas should be tried for the deaths of 160+ children who died digging Hamas terror tunnels. See The Journal of Palestine Studies, summer 2012, article by Nicholas Pelham.

    • Yrrag

      Hamas was democratically voted in by the people of Palestine, do you have any idea if that scenario you are writing about happened in your country.

      Wake up buddy smell the roses,,look around and see what has been done in the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip, then look at the enormous damage done on your side of the ledger.

      Have a look at the number of people including children that have been killed by the IDF then count the number killed on your side of the ledger surely you can see the difference or can’t you see the difference easy to point and say they are terrorist that answers everything the children what are they “Terrorist” too.

      Get your head out of the sand.

  • Max Cohen

    Long live Senator Ben Cardin and long may he be the Senator from Maryland and I am a republican

  • David

    YASHER KOACH

    Let us build Build, Invest and Strengthen Israel Pro-Israel initiatives across the Western world and in college campuses.

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