Send a Tweet
Most Popular Choices
Poll Analyses
Share on Facebook 4 Share on Twitter Printer Friendly Page More Sharing
OpEdNews Op Eds    H3'ed 7/12/11

Israel's Knesset Passes Boycott Prohibition Bill

By       (Page 6 of 9 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page. (View How Many People Read This)   2 comments
Author 194
Message Stephen Lendman
Become a Fan
  (191 fans)

This piece was reprinted by OpEdNews with permission or license. It may not be reproduced in any form without permission or license from the source.

Finance Minister Yuval Steinitz advised changing it in committee, but supports the law in principle, saying it doesn't obstruct free expression when, in fact, it does grievously.

Nonetheless, Knesset debate considered and passed it. Bill sponsor MK Ze'ev Elkin expected passage because Attorney General Yehuda Weinstein approved the current version and agreed to defend it in Israel's High Court of Justice.

On July 11, extremist Knesset members compounded opposition outrage by letting demagogic hate-monger Glenn Beck address the Aliyah and Absorption Committee, saying he showed up "to speak the truth" about efforts to delegitimize Israel. 

He also claimed PA demands exacerbate anti-Semitism that's "going through the roof," when American and European studies show it in steep decline. Notably, he once told his Fox News viewers:

"I say on the air all the time. If you take what I say as gospel, you're an idiot."

So are extremist MKs who invited him, making themselves resemble Beck clones.

The Bill's English Translation Text

Proposed Bill to Prevent Harm to the State of Israel by Means of Boycott

27 June 2011

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6  |  7  |  8  |  9

(Note: You can view every article as one long page if you sign up as an Advocate Member, or higher).

 

Must Read 1   Well Said 1  
Rate It | View Ratings

Stephen Lendman Social Media Pages: Facebook page url on login Profile not filled in       Twitter page url on login Profile not filled in       Linkedin page url on login Profile not filled in       Instagram page url on login Profile not filled in

VISIT MY WEBSITE: stephenlendman.org (Home - Stephen Lendman). Contact at lendmanstephen@sbcglobal.net.  My two Wall Street books are timely reading: "How Wall Street Fleeces America: Privatized Banking, Government (more...)
 

Go To Commenting
The views expressed herein are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.
Writers Guidelines
Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles
Support OpEdNews

OpEdNews depends upon can't survive without your help.

If you value this article and the work of OpEdNews, please either Donate or Purchase a premium membership.

STAY IN THE KNOW
If you've enjoyed this, sign up for our daily or weekly newsletter to get lots of great progressive content.
Daily Weekly     OpEdNews Newsletter
Name
Email
   (Opens new browser window)
 

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

The McCain-Lieberman Police State Act

Daniel Estulin's "True Story of the Bilderberg Group" and What They May Be Planning Now

Continuity of Government: Coup d'Etat Authority in America

America Facing Depression and Bankruptcy

Lies, Damn Lies and the Murdoch Empire

Mandatory Swine Flu Vaccine Alert

To View Comments or Join the Conversation: