Chairman Royce, Ranking Member Engel Introduce Resolution Supporting Israel against International Boycott Efforts

Jul 30, 2015

Washington, D.C. – U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, and U.S. Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY), the Committee’s Ranking Member, have introduced H. Res. 402, a bipartisan resolution that supports Israel in its efforts to counter the boycott, sanctions and divestment movement against Israel.   

On the resolution’s introduction, Royce and Engel said: “This resolution expresses our intention to continue standing shoulder-to-shoulder with Israel in opposition to all forms of economic warfare.  From the Arab League’s past boycott of Israel, to today’s efforts to boycott and divest from Israel, to threatened sanctions on companies that operate there, Congress has a long history of acting against efforts designed to weaken, pressure, or otherwise isolate Israel.”

Specifically, the resolution:

  • opposes politically motivated acts of boycott, divestment from, and sanctions against Israel;
  • calls on the Obama Administration to actively oppose politically motivated acts of boycott, divestment from, and sanctions against Israel at international organizations and forums; and
  • supports efforts by state legislatures to enact measures that oppose politically motivated acts of boycott, divestment from, and sanctions against Israel.

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