American citizens are set to be fined up to $1 million or imprisoned for up to 20 years for criticizing Israel, thanks to new legislation sponsored by Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer.
Anyone guilty of violating the new prohibitions will face a minimum civil penalty of $250,000 and a maximum criminal penalty of $1 million and 20 years in prison under the new law.
“This bill would impose civil and criminal punishment on individuals solely because of their political beliefs about Israel and its policies.”
Why would anyone support such a law? After all, we boycott states and municipalities here at home to protest discrimination based on race, sexual identity or anything else.
How is it even possible to criminalize simply supporting a boycott to protest the Israeli occupation of the West Bank or the 10-year blockade of the Gaza Strip?
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