Senate Passes Bill Allowing States to Boycott Businesses Boycotting Israel

The U.S. Senate passed a bill this week that allows state and local governments to stop doing business with companies that support boycotts, sanctions, and divestments (BDS) against Israel.

Sen. Marco Rubio’s bill passed by a 77-23 vote on Tuesday.

“The goal of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is to eliminate any Jewish state between the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea,” he wrote in a New York Times piece before the measure passed.

Before the vote, Rubio had said the bill would allow for the U.S. to stand “strong with our allies.”

“At its core, the linchpin of it is helping Israel defend itself,” he said.

Some Democrats, however, say the bill is a violation of the First Amendment.

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Source: Christian Headlines