Florida Moves To Pass Tougher Anti-BDS Laws

Forward – by Nathan Guttman

Florida is one of 20 U.S. states that have already enacted measures to confront companies that boycott Israel.

Now, the Tallahassee Democrat is reporting that state legislatures are poised to toughen the already existing anti-BDS law, making it even harder for companies to do business with Florida if they chose to boycott Israel.  

The new bill was presented by Rep. Randy Fine and endorsed by Florida House Speaker Richard Corcoran. While existing laws allow punishing companies that conduct over $1 million of business in Florida, the new legislation removes this limit and enables the state to go after smaller companies adhering to boycotts against Israel.

Speaking at a news conference on Tuesday, Fine referred to New Zealand singer Lorde’s who recently canceled her planned concert in Tel-Aviv. Lorde is scheduled to perform in Florida in April and if the new bill passes, she could be forced to reschedule the tour to venues that do not receive state funding.

Contact Nathan Guttman at guttman@forward.com or on Twitter @nathanguttman

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8 thoughts on “Florida Moves To Pass Tougher Anti-BDS Laws

  1. Just remember, this is an American state telling American companies they can’t express their American right to free speech and will be punished for doing so on behalf of a foreign nation who has attacked America killed Americans and extorts billions in American tax dollars. Land of the free home of the brave or something like that right? Murica!!!

  2. As a native Floridiot, I can assure you that new York Jews and Israelis are a dominant voice in the state. I moved away 10 years ago and won’t go back for a visit.
    On a side note, if you have aspirations of moving to the sunshine state, I hope your Spanish is fluent… It isn’t just Miami anymore.

  3. The Universal Product Code is under every bar code to determine country of origin when shopping / purchasing various products. The bar code label may also only indicate the company’s country of origin and not the contents.The EAN code is the European Article Number code and has 13 numbers the UPC has 12. Shop wisely.

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