US State Department responds to Boycott Law

July 13, 2011 07:31

The United States State Department put out a mild condemnation of Israel's new Boycott Law on Tuesday, deferring a direct reaction saying it was an internal Israeli matter.

However, the Department of State reaffirmed that freedom of expression is a basic right under democracy.Anti-Defamation League director Abraham Foxman called the statement from Washington, "sufficient," adding, "they said they didn't think this law was good in the spirit of democracy," speaking with Army Radio.

His criticism of the Boycott Law, however, was more pointed. The law, he said, is "unnecessary legislation, which will only do damage to the democratic State of Israel."

"It's a sad day for Israeli democracy," Foxman told Army Radio.

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