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Carlos Ponce

The law pertains to companies doing business with state entities. The author of the bill verified to the City of Dickinson that it did not apply to individuals requesting hurricane relief, only businesses doing business with state entities. The law has been enacted in 22 states in this country as diverse as California and Texas. It's a good law.
Israel is an important trading partner for the state of Texas. Proponents of the BDS boycott of Israel and Israeli products are supporters of those who want the removal of Israel and the death of every Jew in the world. They're not nice people. Those affected by the BDS boycott include Israeli Jews, Muslims, Christians and sectarians.
As you point out the anti-BDS law was voted unanimously by the Texas House and by a 25-6 margin in the Texas Senate, signed by Governor Abbott. The votes were bi-partisan.
In addition to being an important trading partner for the state of Texas Israel is an strong friend and ally of this country. Other countries enacting anti-BDS legislation include Canada and France (the Lellouche law). The student parliament at the Goethe University in Frankfurt Germany on Thursday condemned the BDS campaign for duplicating the Nazi-era movement’s boycotts of Jewish-owned businesses. The university’s student enrollment is roughly 46,000. (http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Major-German-university-students-BDS-a-continuation-of-Nazi-boycotts-501624)
No law is going to stop the hatred. But the law prevents those companies from dealing with the State of Texas and state entities.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [ Proponents of the BDS boycott of Israel and Israeli products are supporters of those who want the removal of Israel and the death of every Jew in the world.]

Are you saying all or most supporters of BDS want that? Got a link? Where did you get this information?

Carlos Ponce

Little Marky, just look at the leadership behind the BDS movement. but in their absurdity their anti-Semitism is hurting others who live and work in Israel including Muslims and Christians.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [ Proponents of the BDS boycott of Israel and Israeli products are supporters of those who want the removal of Israel and the death of every Jew in the world.]

"Are you saying all or most supporters of BDS want that? Got a link? Where did you get this information?"

Carlos: [Little Marky, just look at the leadership behind the BDS movement. but in their absurdity their anti-Semitism is hurting others who live and work in Israel including Muslims and Christians.]

You didn't answer the questions. Do all or most of the BDS movement people really want "the removal of Israel and the death of every Jew in the world?" Where are you getting the information to support your claim? Or are you just making it all up? Facts, Carlos, facts.

Carlos Ponce

Speaking against the anti-BDS HB 89 in Legislative hearings was Katherine Pace, Austin Jewish Voice for Peace.
The Jewish Voice for Peace group-"JVP has come under criticism from other Jewish groups that have branded the movement not only as anti-Semitic but also traitorous." "The Anti-Defamation League criticized JVP for what it described as 'anti-Israel radicalism' and 'questionable tactics' to promote its agenda, describing a 2017 video campaign as 'veering dangerously close to repeating anti-Semitic slurs'."
JVP is funded partially through the Tides Foundation, a George Soros funded group.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jewish_Voice_for_Peace#cite_note-Magid-29

Charles Tucker

Carlos Ponce has correctly pointed out that the state law was misapplied in Dickinson. He is also correct in pointing out that BDS is not just a protest against a political party/leader/policy. BDS is pure hatred of Jews. Having a law which forbids state agencies from doing business with proponents of genocide should be self-evident.

Mark Aaron

Charles: [ BDS is pure hatred of Jews. Having a law which forbids state agencies from doing business with proponents of genocide should be self-evident. ]

Where are you getting your information asserting the BDS supports genocide. Do you have a link to a credible source making that claim?

Diane Turski

And once again TX legislators try to strong arm the citizens of TX with their own version of government overreach!! Vote them out!!

Carlos Ponce

So Diane is all for people who hate the Israelis.
Figures.

Mark Aaron

Carlos: [So Diane is all for people who hate the Israelis. Figures.]

Are you claiming there are only two choices that can be made Carlos? You know, like a false dichotomy?

PD Hyatt

How quickly people come out to condemn the law about Israel and say that it should not be part of a litmus test to get aid, and yet these are the same people who moan and groan when someone is going to be put up for a SCOTUS seat and they do not believe in the belief that abortion (slaughtering of the unborn and innocent) is a right. When they believe that they are prosecuted from the left with a vengeance. And many refuse to allow them a chance to sit on the High Court.

PD Hyatt

What is the difference?

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