Last week NJ Senator Cory Booker used the Pittsburgh massacre, the most violent outbreak of anti-Semitism in US history, to justify taking a stance against Palestinian rights. He said that he would sponsor the Israel Anti-Boycott Act, a Senate bill that criminalizes some forms of support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign (BDS)– as if the demand for Palestinian rights is an expression of hatred for Jews.
Booker has not yet signed on to the bill, and meantime Jewish Voice for Peace has mounted a campaign against his doing so.
Do not support the Gag Bill
Senator Cory Booker announced this morning that he will support the Gag Bill (aka, the Israel anti-Boycott Act) because of the rise in anti-Semitism. Call and Tweet Senator Booker’s office to tell them loud and clear: Supporting Palestinian rights is not anti-Semitic….
The ACLU says the bill violates the First Amendment (even as amended). Senators shouldn’t be working with Trump to silence advocates of justice for Palestinians. Push back against white supremacists, not human rights supporters. Call his office now, (202) 224-3224, and click below to Tweet directly at Senator Booker.