Right-wing Group Uses U.S. Law to Punish People Who Support BDS

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White Nationalist leader Richard Spencer chants as self-proclaimed ‘White Nationalists’ and ‘Alt-Right’ supporters gather for a rally in Washington, US [Jim Bourg/Reuters]

A right-wing group is suing the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights because they support Boycott, Divest, and Sanctions (BDS) movement. Cenk Uygur, Rayy Vana, and Lance from The Serfs discuss on The Young Turks.

“One of the world’s oldest Zionist organisations with close ties to the Israeli government, the Jewish National Fund (JNF), is using American anti-terrorism laws to sue a major Palestinian rights group in the US over its support for the international boycott movement.”

The US Campaign for Palestinian Rights, a coalition of groups seeking to end the decades-long occupation of East Jerusalem and the West Bank, said the lawsuit is a part of a broader, Israeli-led strategy to harass organisations critical of the oppression of the Palestinians.

The JNF and a group of American Israelis are seeking damages from the US Campaign for Palestinian Rights over its support of the Boycott, Divest and Sanctions (BDS) movement, led by Palestinians to mobilise non-violent international pressure on Israel. The JNF claims the BDS movement is a front for terrorist groups.”

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