Friday, November 16, 2018

Bevin bars state from doing business with firms that boycott Israel

The New Hampshire Forehead is at it yet again!

A new executive order by so-called Gov. Matt Bevin of Kentucky bars state agencies from doing business with companies that boycott Israel because of its apartheid regime.

The signing ceremony included Ron Dermer, Israel's ambassador to the United States. Dermer attacked the movement to boycott Israel as anti-Semitic. But that is a lie. Bevin said the boycotters were being "discriminatory" by shunning Israel's apartheid government. That too is a lie.

Bevin's supporters made anti-Jewish comments on YouTube during the 2015 campaign. The Kentucky GOP even used an anti-Jewish dog whistle in one of its 2011 campaign commercials. That's not to mention other forms of bigotry that have run rampant in the Kentucky GOP's campaign mailings in recent years.

And the current administration in Israel certainly does practice apartheid. There's no denying it. A 2017 United Nations report even said so. Among other things, the report cited a "dual legal system" that is unfair to Palestinians. Some Israeli politicians and newspapers also call it apartheid.

This blog stands firmly for human rights and against discrimination, and I'm not going to allow election-stealing liars like Matt Bevin - who have supported discrimination themselves - to falsely claim to be champions of tolerance and go unchallenged.


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