Processing Distortion with Peter B. Collins: California Moves to Suppress Critics of Israel

Peter B. Collins presents “A Call to Action”

On two tracks, California is embracing unconstitutional measures to restrict speech and actions by opponents of policies of the State of Israel. In March, the University of California Board of Regents adopted a “Statement of Tolerance” that only focuses on critics of Israel and conflates anti-Zionism with anti-Semitism. An extension of Israel’s well-funded effort to thwart the growing BDS movement (Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions), we note that Hillary Clinton expressed her opposition to BDS in a letter the the Methodist General Conference, which is considering endorsement of BDS. And we detail a very dangerous bill that’s sailing through the California legislature that would create a blacklist to ban all public contracts with companies that support BDS.

*Rabbi Brant Rosen’s commentary, "Anti-Zionism Isn’t a ‘Form of Discrimination,’ and It’s Not anti-Semitism" is here and you can read the current draft of the California law here.

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  1. Free speech, will always be a challenge..
    To Religious Power, all around this World.
    Thy..Name is Areopagitica..
    Or precensorship..
    Or state control of thought.
    Or what music to play…!
    ( Licensing Order of June 16th, 1643 ).
    http://www.stlawrenceinstitute.org/vol14mit.html
    Best Regards
    Jens and Bornholm.

  2. Paul Lacombe says:

    Thx for that link Jens and Bornholm. That was beautiful..

  3. Robert Congdon says:

    It’s shameful that a university and a state would go to these lengths to stifle free speech just to protect one country from criticism, a clear violation of the Constitution! I’m 64 and I really don’t recognize my country anymore. Greed, corruption, rampant and extreme political correctness, and imperialism(just to name a few) has reduced us to a third rate oligarchy. Sometimes I’m glad that (for me at least) it’s a lot closer to the end than it is to the beginning.

    “We don’t receive wisdom we must discover it for ourselves.”
    ― Marcel Proust

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