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Senate is unlikely to debate BDS — so long as gov’t remains shut down

Earlier today we reported that the Senate will be debating the boycott of Israel tomorrow when a Senate bill comes to the floor containing “Middle East Security” provisions including a measure to punish those who call for boycotting Israel. That debate would divide Democrats, many of whom object to the legislation as a curb on free speech.

But reports from a couple of sources tonight indicate that the bill may not come to the Senate floor. Too many Democrats have indicated that they will block its progress until the first order of business, the government shutdown, is addressed. Jeff Stein of the Washington Post reports the names of 17 Democratic Senators who will stand in the way of the bill. That list includes at least two key supporters of the Israel boycott legislation, Chuck Schumer and Cory Booker, and one sponsor of it, Maryland’s Ben Cardin.

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