The Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS) tries to put economic and political pressure on Israel, but many pro-Israel advocates say the campaign ultimately aims to undermine the country's security and financial stability. Now, new legislation in the United States Congress could make it illegal for businesses in the US to participate in BDS activity. According to the American Civil Liberties Union, a civil liberties organisation, the bipartisan Israel Anti-Boycott Act proposes to penalise support for boycotts of Israel or its businesses, with violations punishable by penalties of up to $1 million and 20 years in prison. In the US,...
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