New Jersey lawmakers are trying to amend the state’s discrimination laws to equate criticism of Israel with antisemitism | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED

New Jersey lawmakers are trying to amend the state’s discrimination laws to equate criticism of Israel with antisemitism

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Lawmakers in New Jersey have introduced an antisemitism bill that would prohibit certain criticism of Israel in public schools and universities. The proposed legislation comes on the heels of similar bills being passed in South Carolina and Florida. Last year, the Department of Education adopted a new definition of antisemitism to include criticism of Israel.

SB 4001 was introduced on June 24 by Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Sen. Robert Singer. It aims to ensure that antisemitism is treated the same way as other forms of discrimination by amending state law. However, the bill equates criticism of Israel with antisemitism in a number of places including:

-[D]emonizing Israel by using the symbols and images associated with classic anti-Semitism to characterize Israel or Israeli people, drawing comparisons of contemporary Israeli policy to that of the Nazis, or blaming Israel for all interreligious or political tensions;

-[A]pplying a double standard to Israel by requiring behavior of Israel that is not expected or demanded of any other democratic nation, or focusing peace or human rights investigations only on Israel; and

-[D]elegitimizing Israel by denying the Jewish people their right to self-determination and denying Israel the right to exist.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

WOW, looks like Senate President Stephen Sweeney and Sen. Robert Singer, are down-rev on their contributions from AIPAC , and are hoping to "sweeten their election pots" by riding high on this legislation.

In the pursuit of war, the first casualty is truth.

When reasonable, legitimate, and logical criticism of Israel is denied by American legislators, this means we are quickly sliding down that heavily greased poll, at maximum velocity, of "Whatever Israel Wants, Israel Gets", be it weapons, wars against alleged "existential enemies", or other atrocities, at the expense of the American people.

And please remember: the Symington Amendment makes it ILLEGAL to give any aid, weapons, or money to countries which refuse to join the NNPT (as Israel consistently refuses to do), and have their weapons sites inspected (as Israel consistently refuses to do).

The Symington Amendment

So Why does Israel get a pass, while other countries, which HAVE signed the NNPT, like Iran, get demonized?!?

That's what is so thoroughly maddening to those of us who expect this country to follow the "Rule of Law", rather than the Rule of Consistent Exceptions to those laws.....by certain "favored nations."

IF this legislation is passed (and I would almost certainly expect it to), I hope it goes right on up to the Supreme Court, as a real attack against both the Constitution, and Bill of Rights.

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