Congress is scheduled to host a forum in which citizens advocate for the United States boycotting Israel. According to the Washington Free Beacon, this is widely considered the first-ever forum of its kind. The event is being sponsored by the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation.
The event is being billed by Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) supporters as the “First Pro-BDS Capitol Hill Briefing” in history, according to an invitation to the event obtained by the Free Beacon.
“This briefing will offer Capitol Hill its first opportunity to hear directly from Americans who support BDS and organize BDS campaigns,” the invitation states.
The Free Beacon reports:
Senior congressional sources with knowledge of the event told the Washington Free Beacon that the Capitol Hill office in charge of reserving the event room would not disclose the name of the lawmaker sponsoring the event.
Event organizers with the U.S. Campaign to End the Israeli Occupation said that the briefing is meant to educate lawmakers on how the BDS movement goes about boycotting Israel and Jewish-made products.
“In this first-of-its-kind briefing on Capitol Hill, hear from organizers campaigning for BDS on campus, in churches, in boardrooms, and in support of Americans’ constitutionally-protected right to do so,” the event invitation states. “Hear from actual practitioners of BDS what the movement is about, why certain corporations and institutions are targeted for BDS actions, and the goals of the BDS movement.”
The pro-BDS hearing is being held as Congress crafts legislation aimed at defunding the BDS movement in America.
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(H/T: Free Beacon)