Punishment aimed at companies that choose to boycott Israel can also sweep up individual American citizens in its punitive net because individual contractors often work for state or local governments under the auspices of a sole proprietorship or some other business entity.
Almost all Senate Democrats voted against proceeding debate on the bill, including lawmakers how have previously supported legislation against BDS and in favor of continued security assistance to Israel. "Democrats must block consideration of any bills that don't reopen the government".
The Jewish Democratic Council of America supported the Senate Democrats on the vote, tweeting shortly after that they are "right to insist on reopening the government and ending the #Trumpshutdown". While the movement doesn't admit as much, the movement seeks to erode Israel's right to exist.
The House passed a financial services spending bill on Wednesday, the first of four appropriations bills the House will vote on this week in an attempt to reopen shuttered parts of government, despite the fact that the measures are not expected to go anywhere in the Senate and face a White House veto threat. Rubio, "Really unsafe to play politics [with] support for Israel".
U.S. President Donald Trump walked out of a meeting with congressional leaders on Wednesday as both parties returned to the White House for another round of negotiations on the ongoing partial government shutdown. "We've never had a better ally".
North Korean leader tours industrial site in China
They were suspended in the past decade along with other similar projects amid the standoff over North Korea's nuclear program . The second summit would also expedite an unprecedented planned visit by Kim to Seoul , Moon said.
"We might as well use the time to pass something that has unanimous support in the pro-Israel community", he said, paraphrasing the thinking of the leaders. Democrats used Israel as a cudgel against Republicans in 1996 and 2013, when GOP lawmakers shut down the government, and again in 2005, when President George W. Bush, facing a crisis after Hurricane Katrina, reneged on promised additional funding to help resettle Israelis pulled out of the Gaza Strip.
Leaving aside these two representatives' real views, which I oppose, it's risky for democracy if officials blatantly lie to their constituents about issues that can change votes.
"Anything less would constitute opposing important legislation they previously supported", said the organization's Action Fund chairwoman Sandra Parker. "Maybe a refresher on our US Constitution is in order, then get back to opening up our government instead of taking our rights away", she tweeted.
In a joint statement Monday night, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer, D-N.Y., said Democrats must be given equal airtime to rebut Trump, who, "if his past statements are any indication will be full of malice and misinformation".
"This is the mentality of these people: They hate Israel", she says bluntly.
Two Federalist contributors, Ellie Bufkin and Melissa Langsam Braunstein, reached out to every Democrat senator (plus the two "Independents" who caucus with the Democrats) earlier this week to ask for their position on BDS.