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Boycotting Israel is a Federal Crime in America

I give the Zionists mad props for pulling this one:

The Bureau is charged with administering and enforcing the Antiboycott Laws under the Export Administration Act. Those laws discourage, and in some circumstances, prohibit U.S. companies from furthering or supporting the boycott of Israel sponsored by the Arab League, and certain Moslem countries, including complying with certain requests for information designed to verify compliance with the boycott. Compliance with such requests may be prohibited by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and may be reportable to the Bureau.

Source: Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce

I thought America supported a “free market” system.  Why don’t they make a law prohibting American companies from building factories overseas in order to take advantage of cheap labor causing many Americans to go job less.  I don’t think George Washington or Thomas Jefferson or John Adams would be proud of America now.


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    1. Boycotting Israel is a Federal Crime in America | MR’s Blog « Ginny’s Thoughts & Things January 9th, 2009 at 8:39 am

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    2. R.A January 9th, 2009 at 11:38 am

      That’s right people, better eat your BigMac’s and drink your Starbucks or you’re going to jail.

      Facism at its finest.

    3. genieyclo January 9th, 2009 at 12:22 pm

      And we still are banned from doing business in Iran and Cuba, huh?

    4. Mark Forror January 9th, 2009 at 9:08 pm

      This law is designed to prevent anti-Israeli countries from using boycotts as economic weapons against Israel. Israel is the only country on earth that is deliberately being targeted for destruction by some Arab and non-Arab muslim countries. Israel is fighting for its right to exist. If the Palestinians had any smarts at all, they would stop letting other countries use them as cannon fodder and start looking for a way to co-exist with Israel. The Palestinians have been fighting Israel since 1948, and they are no closer to getting a homeland now than they were after partition. They had better abandon their genocidal policies, or it is they who will be on their way out as a people forever.

    5. questfortherightone.blogspot.com January 9th, 2009 at 10:05 pm

      Salams MR and the rest, and it’s great to see this up here. Pressing Israel economically is one way for Arab countries to show their disapproval (at best, it seems, sadly) of what’s happening in
      Gaza. What’s been happening for over 50 years.

      But before we think of the economical weight, it is maddening to sit and wait for any sign, any voice, any word, any breath from the arab world in support of Gaza, of Palestine in general.

      Perhaps those underground tunnels that haul food and medicine to gaza from egypt or other neighboring countries are the only silent support, but on the international scene, the Arab world cowers.

      I’m sure I can be more fair to the Arab world, but right now, I’m feeling happily unfair.

    6. questfortherightone.blogspot.com January 9th, 2009 at 10:06 pm

      PS: I can’t believe I’d go to jail for boycotting Israel. On the bright side, i’ve always looked good in stripes.

    7. genieyclo January 12th, 2009 at 12:59 pm

      @questfortherightone.blogspot.com Make that over 60 years.

    8. DrM January 14th, 2009 at 3:01 pm

      Mark Forror, Israel is a genocidal terrorist state white has no right to exist. You have NO right to an inch of Palestinian land. Go troll elsewhere, zioNazi.

    9. M January 16th, 2009 at 7:16 pm

      Wikipedia (which can be inaccurate so the sources need to be verified) mentions:

      “Boycotts are unquestionably legal under the common law. . . since a boycott is voluntary and nonviolent, it is unable to be stopped by the law. . . Individual consumers are always free to make whatever purchasing decisions they want, for whatever reasons they wish; that is the essence of a free society and a free market.

      In the United States, the antiboycott provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) apply to all “U.S. persons”, defined to include individuals and companies located in the United States and their foreign affiliates. The antiboycott provisions are intended to prevent United States citizens and companies being used as instrumentalities of a foreign government’s foreign policy. The EAR forbids participation in or material support of boycotts initiated by foreign governments, for example, the Arab League boycott of Israel. These persons are subject to the law when their activities relate to the sale, purchase, or transfer of goods or services (including the sale of information) within the United States or between the United States and a foreign country. This covers exports and imports, financing, forwarding and shipping, and certain other transactions that may take place wholly offshore.

      However, the EAR only applies to foreign government initiated boycotts: a domestic boycott campaign arising within the United States that happens to also have the same object as the foreign-government-initiated boycott is completely lawful, assuming that it is an independent effort not connected with the foreign government’s boycott. . .Provided that an individual or an organization does not act at the behest of a foreign government’s boycott, or foreign organizations responding to a foreign government’s boycott, it is completely lawful to choose to–or to choose not to–engage in commerce with anyone they please for any reasons they wish.”

      So, keep up the boycotting without any reason to worry, Alhumdulillaah
      May Allaah SWT help the oppressed rise above the oppressors inshaAllaah

    10. haneen February 5th, 2009 at 3:37 pm

      Can anyone here provide me with a list of things that i can boycott and also urge ppl around me to boycott as well?
      Thanks..
      haneen

    11. haneen February 5th, 2009 at 3:38 pm

      i am down to do anything to harm israel and its economy and everything that has to do with that devilish zionist country!

    12. dave February 27th, 2009 at 2:23 pm

      If you want to boycott Israel do not use cellphones, voicemail, AIM and ICQ instant messaging, Google (which runs on Israeli algorithms), Microsoft Windows XP, Vista, Microsoft Office, Intel microchip, Pentium chip and microprocessor, and firewalls and virus protection software. All of these items were developed in Israel.
      Or, instead, to actually help improve the situation in the middle east, educate yourself on the complexity of the situation, the needs of both sides, and support solutions where both sides can live in freedom, safety and dignity.

    13. AnonyMuslim February 27th, 2009 at 4:12 pm

      Interesting…and i thought exaggerations about Jewish/Israeli power were “antisemitic” libel. For argument’s sake, assuming everything you said about Israel is true, that doesn’t rebut the primary motivator for the boycott itself – Israeli injustice towards Palestinians for more than 50 years – including but not limited to outright racism, ethnic cleansing, dispossession of land, complete deprivation of human rights or the ability to pursue a livelihood, denial of entry to places of Muslim worship, and as we saw most recently in Gaza – disproportionate use of military power on a largely defenseless population. “Democratic” Israel where “Israeli” Arabs are denied the right to buy homes in their ancesetral homes to make room for imported Russian and American Jews. The only “Democracy” where “Israeli” Arabs are denied the right to free association to form political parties.

      The argument that because Israel “invented” pentium chips it should be immune from criticism for falsely holding itself out as a “Democracy” is fallacious and immoral. It’s analogous to saying Germany should have been excused in WW2 because they make BMW’s and Porsche’s.

    14. waitasec bubba... February 27th, 2009 at 8:01 pm

      Hold on on sec there bubba… let’s get this down to the main point without all the jibberish…

      If you come up to me and hit me in the face… my response will not be a simple slap back.

      I_would_beat_the_f__k_out_of_you_instead…

      so, with that said, hopefully you now understand Israels “disproportionate use of military power” as you termed it.

      I’d do the same.

      It seems the Palestinians crave this manner of approach, and always come back for more!

    15. isa February 28th, 2009 at 2:20 pm

      @ waitasec bubba…: do u hav mental problems? u do kno dat Israel which has the 4th largest military on Earth started this conflict, this massacre, unjustly, and has made it last for 60 years?!
      Isreal are the oppressors and the Palestinians are the ones who are trying to defend themselves.
      Surely God is with the oppresed!
      these zioinsts will have a great punishment in the here after, for the unjustice they did!

    16. dave March 2nd, 2009 at 3:13 pm

      The whole problem is that both sides feel they are the victim. You describe palestinian victimhood but it sounds like you don’t understand the other side at all. First of all it is the Jewish ancestral home too. Second, it was the Palestinians that pressured the British to halt Jewish immigration to the land in the 1930’s and 40’s which resulted in boatloads of people being turned back to the concentration camps which naturally resulted in realization that the Jews need a country there. Ok, so the world said let’s divide it up, but no, the Arabs did not agree to this division which would have given Palestinians their own country too. ALL the surrounding countries attacked Israel within a day of its formation until today in various wars and intifadas etc. Now Israel has Arab cabinet members and does have an Arab political party. I can’t think of one Muslim or Arab country that has Jews in its cabinet. In fact all the Jews were thrown out of Arab lands around 1950, dispossesed and made REFUGEES. So since its formation Israel has been attacked continuously, what would you do if you were attacked continuously? There needs to be movement on BOTH sides, can you agree with that or do you still think it’s one sided?

    17. dave March 2nd, 2009 at 6:05 pm

      fyi there are 3 Arab parties in Israel. The United Arab List, Ta’al, and Balad. The supreme court of Israel supported their right to participate in elections and they won 11 seats. There have been 59 Arab members of the Knesset since 1949. And last year there was an Arab member of the cabinet.
      If the Palestinians really want a country they should pressure their leaders to stop the violence because otherwise it looks like what they really want is to destroy Israel completely (as in the Hamas charter) and I can’t think of one reason why Israel would want to encourage that.

    18. isa March 3rd, 2009 at 9:05 am

      immigration is 1 thing, however, the Israelis unjustly stole the Palestinians land, and stripped dem of their rights.
      I have also heard that Orthodox Jews are and were against the state of Isarel. i have heard them say that though it was their promised land, they were still against it, becuz of how it was taken unjustly.
      Today its da Zioinsts, the leaders of Isreal, not the true Jews, who have been murdering innocent palestinians.
      I also think that though reliogious conflict is involved, this is alot of conflict of nationality. there happen to be palestinian christians and Jews aswell. In the end, it is blatont to see that palestinians r just tryin 2 defend themselves, they only hav rocks and fireworks for goodness sakes! imagine dat against nuclear weapons.
      jus recently over 1300 palestinian civillians have been murdered, and 13 israeli soldeirs dead. they kill a 100 for every israeli killed.
      Fromm lookin at history and this current humanitarian crisis, we can obviously see that the palestinians have suffered a great deal more.

    19. dave March 6th, 2009 at 12:52 pm

      Zionism is a movement that started in the 1800’s where Jews moved back to their ancestral homeland, their only homeland. They BOUGHT the land they cultivated and settled.
      In the 1948 war which Israel did not want and did not start, many Palestinians fled, some because their leaders encouraged them to do so, some because of the war. Those that remained received full rights as Israelis and voted 3 Arabs to the first Israeli government.
      It sounds from what you are saying that you don’t think Israel has a right to exist. As if every other nationality has a right to a homeland except Jews. This is the attitude of Hamas. If a group of people had as their goal in life the goal of destroying you and they were your neighbors would you give them any rights to do so?
      I believe in 2 states, one for Jews and one for Palestinians. But not if the Palestinians insist they want the whole land, then why would Israel want them to have a state from which to continue their rockets and their violence to try to get the whole land?

    20. isa March 8th, 2009 at 9:04 am

      i never expressed my views, i only said that some orthodox Jews participated in this thought. i only believe that Israel has that right to exsist as long as it acts lawfully, pay its debts, and return the land they stole and occupied. If they do this and give the palestinians back their rights, it would help subdue the anger of Hamas.
      And 1 other thing Judaism is a ‘religion’ not a ‘nationality’, i also happen to know many palestinian Jews.
      Yes u r right , Jews are allowed there own homeland, as long as they do not oppress the other people. please note that at the moment it is the ZIONISTS NOT THE JEWS, who are oppressing the Palestinians.
      Hamas also happens to agree to this view, they dont mind Israel exsisting, as long as they dont oppress the palestinians, and bomb them with ILLEGAL weapons.

      In this 60 year massacre it has been the Israelis massacring the palestinians and stealing their land. That is their goal, as we can see at the moment. Hamas who only happens to have a erw fireworks, is the only defence Palestine has.

      The view of Hamas is to defend and take back wat is theirs, such as rights and stolen land. Not the land that was fairly bought.

      A 2 state solution will only work if the paletinians get treated fairly, and not bombed by the 4th largest military in the world, who murder children for fun.

      & Palestinians dont want the whole land, they just want the land back which Israel unjustly and illegally occupied.

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