Calls have poured in, but House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi still hasn’t committed to stopping the Israel Anti-Boycott Act from being snuck into a year-end, must-pass appropriations bill.
Negotiations are still going on, so we are asking you to pick up the phone right now and call Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at (202) 225-0100 to tell her not to include the Israel Anti-Boycott Act in the budget.
According to the ACLU, this draconian law would violate our First Amendment right to boycott and could be used to impose criminal penalties on individuals who support some boycotts of Israel for Palestinian rights.
This bill is so clearly unconstitutional that even an internal memo by ADL staff called this and other anti-BDS laws “unconstitutional" and "bad for the Jewish community.”
The Israel Anti-Boycott Act has been one of AIPAC’s top legislative priorities for the past two years. But, with your help and our partners, we’ve been able to stop AIPAC and the ADL from passing the act through an open vote.
That’s why they’re trying to sneak it in the backdoor, before the current Congress adjourns and a more progressive Congress is sworn in next month.
Can you pick up the phone right now and call Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi at (202) 225-0100 to tell her not to include the Israel Anti-Boycott Act in the budget? She’s part of the small group of top Congressional leaders that is meeting behind closed doors to decide what gets into the final version of this year’s budget.
Your Voice Matters.
Here is a sample script, but feel free to use your own words!:
Hi, my name is ___ from City, State and I am calling to urge Leader Pelosi to make sure that the Israel Anti-Boycott Act is not included in the omnibus budget bill. This bill can be used to criminalize individuals who support human rights and equality for Palestinians by engaging in boycotts of Israel. The ACLU has said that this bill is a violation of our First Amendment right to boycott for social change. It should not be included in the budget. Thank you for passing on my views to Leader Pelosi.
Again, you can call her at the Office of the Democratic Leader: (202) 225-0100.
Can't get through to leave a message? Send her an email here.
No matter what happens, the fact they're trying to sneak this through shows our growing strength. It’s clearer than ever that the movement for freedom, justice and equality for Palestinians is gaining in strength, with corporations like Airbnb getting out of the settlements and U.S. law enforcement canceling free trips to Israel for police exchanges. And we're not going to stop using our right to boycott until Palestinians have human rights.
Momentum and strong partners like the ACLU are on our side, but we have to act fast. Call Leader Pelosi, show AIPAC and leaders in Congress that we’re not going to let up in our fight for the right to support justice and human rights for Palestinians.
Thanks for all that you do,
And if only many more knew the truth about just how deep the israelis have infiltrated our government, media and economy.... Just remembering this article by Christopher Bollyn at http://bollyn.com/why-do-isis-videos-come-from-israeli-intelligence/
Why do ISIS Videos All come from Israeli Intelligence?
May 10, 2017
The grisly ISIS videos, like the most recent one supposedly showing the killing of a Russian soldier, all come to us through Israeli agents working for Israeli intelligence. How can it be that the ISIS media outlet "al Furat Media Foundation" is able to produce high quality videos, but does not even have a website? Nor is ISIS even able to send its nasty videos directly to its chosen audience, in this case the Russian government or media outlets. Why is it that ISIS videos all come to us from Israeli intelligence?
Let's look at the most recent ISIS video and examine how it came to Western media outlets:
First, the Israeli intelligence agent Rita Katz of SITE Intelligence Group in Bethesda, Maryland, issues a message with photos and information, like the one above. Western media outlets subscribe to her propaganda service and report on the videos giving source credit to SITE Intelligence Group, which is usually described as "U.S.-based" although there is nothing American about it. It is purely Israeli intelligence/progaganda to feed Israel's fraudulent War on Terror. In this message Katz says the video comes from Furat Media - what's that?
If we look up "al Furat" in Wikipedia we find four media outlets named Furat, but none of them are "al Furat Media Foundation." If we do a Google search for videos from al Furat Media, we find that all the videos supposedly from ISIS Furat Media don't come from a website belonging to "al Furat" at all, but come to us from a website called Jihadology.net. What is that?
Well, here is the latest grisly ISIS video at the top of the Jihadology.net webpage. It calls itself "a clearinghouse for jihadi primary source material." That's interesting. All of the Furat videos come from Jihadology.net. Who runs that?
Aaron Yosef Zelin - Well, Jihadology.net is run by a Jewish Zionist from Highland Park, Illinois, named Aaron Zelin. He works with Zionist think-tanks like the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and graduated from Brandeis University.
Aaron Y. Zelin speaks and writes about ISIS. His father, Richard D. Zelin, is a high-level Zionist in Chicago. He was Associate Director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of the Jewish United Fund and Director of the Chicago Conference on Soviet Jewry, among other things. How did this Zionist kid from Chicago become such an expert of ISIS?
Well, Aaron Zelin attends Israeli intelligence events like the International Institute for Counter-Terrorism's (ICT) 16th International Conference at Mossad university, the Inter-Disciplinary Center (IDC) in Herzliya. This event opened on the evening of September 11, 2016. One of the key speakers was the Israeli-American dual-national Michael Chertoff, the former Asst. Attorney General who oversaw the destruction of the crucial evidence from the 9/11 bombings. The Jewish Voice reported that Aaron Y. Zelin also spoke at the five-day conference. So, the source of the "al Furat" videos is actually an American Zionist who works very closely with Israeli military intelligence. So, who is actually making these grisly videos and why are they all coming to us through Israeli agents like Rita Katz and Aaron Zelin?
Answer: Because these videos are all productions of Israeli intelligence made to frighten the West into supporting Israel's war agenda in the Middle East.
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Sources and Recommended Reading:
"Global Leaders Address World Summit on Counter-Terrorism in Herzliya" by Fern Sidman, Jewish Voice, September 21, 2016
"Frighten the West: The Israeli Roots of Terrorism" by Christopher Bollyn, Bollyn.com, November 22, 2015