8 Aug 2011

Bill H.R. 2589 - To prohibit certain activities in support of the Arab League boycott of Israel


July 19, 2011

Mr. BERMAN introduced the following bill; which was referred to the Committee on Foreign Affairs


(a) Findings- The Congress finds that--

(1) the Arab League boycott of Israel, and the secondary boycott of United States firms that have commercial ties with Israel, are an impediment to investment, trade, economic development, and peace in the Middle East and North Africa;
(2) it is in the common interest of the people of Israel and the Arab states that the Arab League boycott be terminated, that the Central Office for the Boycott of Israel be closed, and that Arab League states normalize relations with their neighbor Israel; and
(3) the President, the Secretary of State, and the Secretary of Commerce should continue to vigorously oppose the Arab League boycott of Israel and use the authorities enacted into law by Congress to take concrete steps to seek an end to the Arab League boycott.

CRIMINAL PENALTY- A person who, with knowledge or intent, commits, attempts to commit, or conspires to commit, or aids or abets in the commission of, an unlawful act described in subsection (c) shall, upon conviction, be fined not more than $1,000,000, or, if a natural person, be imprisoned for not more than 20 years, or both.

Read The Bill: H.R. 2589 - GovTrack.us


Also see: boycottisrael.info