It is and has been a favored tactic of Jew-haters through the ages: using the law to legitimize hatred and persecution of Jews and Judaism.
This lawfare always precedes the physical elimination of the Jewish people either through exile, or genocide. Thus, the BDS movement against Israel, the Jewish state, is nothing new.
In the past, Jews had little recourse. Where could we turn when Ferdinand and Isabelle stole Jewish property and then exiled their Jewish citizens in 1492? What agencies could German Jews use to combat the Nuremberg Laws?
But now, in America, as the BDS movement picks up steam through the agencies of the UN, and of course on university campuses, where you can major in Jew-hatred, several states are stepping forward to stem the tide of Jew-hatred that disguises itself as anti-Zionism.
The great state of South Carolina, under the leadership of the excellent Republican Gov. Nikki Haley (future POTUS, we sincerely hope) a free and moral people are fighting back at those who seek the destruction of the Jewish state and the Jewish people.
My friend David Gerstman writes in Legal Insurrection:
South Carolina passed an anti-BDS bill, that was signed into law by Gov. Nikki Haley yesterday, prohibiting the state from doing businesses with firm or individuals who engage in a “boycott of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with whom South Carolina can enjoy open trade.”
The Jerusalem Post reports:
The bill makes no mention of Israel directly, but prevents public entities from contracting with businesses engaging in the “boycott of a person or an entity based in or doing business with a jurisdiction with whom South Carolina can enjoy open trade.”
The premise of the law is that the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, colloquially known as BDS, discriminates against the people of Israel and weakens the economy of South Carolina.
“Boycott,” for the purposes of the law, is defined as the effort by companies to “blacklist, divest from or otherwise refuse to deal with a person or firm when the action is based on race, color, religion, gender or national origin of the targeted person or entity,” according to the text.
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