Indiana House unanimously passes anti-BDS bill

By JTA
January 30, 2016 07:09

 
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The Indiana House of Representatives unanimously approved a bill banning state dealings with entities that boycott Israel.

The bill sent to the state’s Senate on Jan. 26 defines “the promotion of activities to boycott, divest from, or sanction Israel” as meeting the standard of “extraordinary circumstances” necessary under state law to mandate divestment from a company.

The Indiana bill states that the effort to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel is “antithetical and deeply damaging to the cause of peace, justice, equality, democracy and human rights for all people in the Middle East.”



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