Maryland and Texas BDS Legislation

Earlier this month, Texas Governor Greg Abbott called in his budget for laws which will stop state support for businesses that endorse or adhere to boycotts of Israel. Seventeen states have currently enacted anti-BDS (boycott, divestment and sanction) legislation, with more »

Bi-Partisan Anti-BDS Bill Introduced to Congress

This past Wednesday, Congressman from both sides of the aisle introduced new legislation to fight the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Movement against Israel. Sponsored by Mark Kirk (R-IL) and co-sponsored by Joe Manchin (D-WV) in the Senate, and sponsored by Bob Dold (R-IL) and co-sponsored more »

House Foreign Affairs Committee Passes Bi-Partisan Resolution on Combating Anti-Semitism in Europe

On Friday, October 9, the House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed H. Res. 354 on combating Anti-Semitism in Europe.  The resolution was introduced by Rep. Chris Smith (R-NJ) and co-sponsored by the other members of the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating more »

Anti-BDS Resolution Receives Bi-Partisan Congressional Support

Last week, the House of Representatives introduced a bi-partisan resolution condemning the boycott of Israeli academic institutions or professors. Resolution 318, introduced by Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), carries support from both sides of the aisle with two Republicans, and three Democrats. more »

Zivotofsky: A Victory for the Executive Branch

In 2002, Congress passed Section 214(d) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, which permitted American Citizens born in Jerusalem to identify on their passport that they were born in Israel. Since the passing of the statute, the State Department has more »

Congress launches task force to combat anti-Semitism

Last Tuesday, eight members of Congress launched the Bipartisan Taskforce for Combating anti-Semitism to respond to the international resurgence of anti-Semitism. This task force is intended to alert other members of Congress of the recent upheaval of hatred toward the Jewish people more »