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Anti-Israel Capitol Hill Event Cancelled After Democratic Lawmaker Withdraws Sponsorship

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Texas Democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Photo: Wikipedia.

Texas Democratic congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee. Photo: Wikipedia.

The Democratic House lawmaker who had anonymously sponsored a controversial House event advocating for economic boycotts of Israel withdrew her sponsorship Tuesday, The Weekly Standard has confirmed, and the briefing has also been cancelled.

The office of Texas congresswoman Sheila Jackson Lee had reserved a room on Capitol Hill for the US Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation to host an event on Friday. The briefing was advertised to feature “actual pracitioners” of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement, according to the invitation.

Read full story at The Weekly Standard.

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