Democrats Join Republicans In Bill Criminalizing Speech Critical Of Israel

With Trump as president, it is easy to forget how utterly hopeless many Congressional Democrats are, including many who look like progressives.

The best indicator of Democratic corruption is its slavishness toward the lobby that is to them what the National Rifle Association is to the GOP: the Israel lobby (the American Israel Public Affairs Committee and its satellite organizations).

School Contractor in Texas Denied Work Over Pro-Israel Loyalty Oath

A children’s speech pathologist who has worked for the last nine
years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired
elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told that she can
no longer work with the public school district, after she refused to
sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage in a
boycott of Israel or “otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to
inflict economic harm” on that foreign nation. A lawsuit on her behalf was
filed early Monday morning in a federal court in the Western District
of Texas, alleging a violation of her First Amendment right of free
speech.

Voted Down on Tuesday Night, McConnell Raises Alarm by Forcing Second Vote on 'Unconstitutional' Anti-Boycott Bill

Less than 24 hours after Senate Democrats successfully voted down a motion to proceed to legislation that would give states and localities more power to punish pro-Palestinian boycotts of Israel, rights groups raised alarm and urged Americans to call their senators
immediately on Wednesday as Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell
(R-Ky.) moved to bring the bill up for yet another procedural vote.

Bill Would Label Criticism of Israel in Florida Schools "Anti-Semitic"

In May 2018, the state of South Carolina passed a bill lawmakers said
was aimed at fighting anti-Semitism in the state's public school system.
But many critics were instead alarmed: Rather than simply cracking down on speech critical of Jewish people, the law instead banned criticism of the state of Israel.

Pro-Israel Lobby Caught on Tape Boasting That Its Money Influences Washington

A debate about the power in
Washington of the pro-Israel lobby is underway, after Rep. Ilhan Omar,
D-Minn., responded sharply to reports that Republican leader Kevin
McCarthy was targeting both Omar and fellow Muslim Rep. Rashida Tlaib, a
Democrat from Michigan. Omar quoted rap lyrics — “It’s all about the Benjamins baby”
— to suggest McCarthy’s move was driven by the lobby’s prolific
spending. Asked specifically who she was referring to, Omar responded, “AIPAC!”