California Governor Outlaws Criticism Of Israel

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California outlaws criticism of Israel

California Governor Jerry Brown has signed a new law that prevents companies from engaging in actions that could be deemed critical of Israel. 

The new law prevents companies that boycott or discriminate against any country, including Israel, from doing business with California. reports:

Brown signed Assembly Bill 2844 on Saturday afternoon. The State Senate approved the bill by a vote of 34 to 1 on August 24, and the State Assembly passed it by 69 to 1 on August 30.

An earlier version of the legislation banned the state from making contracts worth over $100,000 with companies boycotting Israel.

In order to satisfy critics, who said it violated the constitutional right to boycott, the bill was modified to include reference to other countries as well.

The approved version does not prohibit companies working with the state from boycotting Israel. Rather, companies have to certify that they do not violate California civil rights laws in boycotting a foreign country – including Israel, the only country mentioned by name – according to The Jewish Journal.

“We commend Governor Brown for signing this bill,” said Janna Weinstein Smith, American Jewish Committee’s Los Angeles Regional Director, in a statement.

“The bill sends the clear and unmistakable message that the state of California wants no part of the goals and tactics of the BDS movement. Thanks to this legislation, those who wish to target Jews and Israelis for discrimination will not be doing business with the state of California.”

The Israeli-American Coalition for Action in a statement also praised the legislation, and praised the leadership of Assembly member Richard Bloom, who introduced the original bill; the California Legislative Jewish Caucus; and Assembly member Travis Allen, in passing the bill.


  1. Dear Governor Brown
    Your job is California, not Israel.
    Kindly remember that or you will be out of a job.

  2. I am Governor Jerry Brown
    My aura smiles and never frowns.
    Soon I will be PRES-I-DENT.

    Obama power will soon go away
    I will be Fuhrer one day
    I will command all of you.

    (California! Uber Alles!)

    Zionist fascists will control you
    Hundred percent natural (green)
    You will bow to the mas-ter-race.
    And always wear the happy face.

  3. Since my complaints, concerns, are specially about Zionism, documented NaZis collaborators, not Judaism or the existence of Israel, a home place for the Jews persecuted throughout history and the Holocaust, I should be unaffected by this law.

    It is my fear, though, perhaps through this law, that Zionism will continue to hide behind Judaism, the Jews Zionist helped persecute during WWII, and will continue to dominate Israeli politics, continue to threaten the existence of Israel; and because Zionism dominates US politics and foreign policy (neoconservatism) has placed the United States, its Constitution on the precipice as well.

  4. Jerry Brown’s signing a new law that prevents California companies from doing anything that Israel might deem critical of its policies shows that Brown has had his spine surgically removed. Now he’s against the Bill of Rights and become Dick Cheneyesque. Imagine 25 years ago if the US forbade companies from boycotting South African apartheid. Would South Africa have had any incentive to change its vicious policies?

  5. …screw Brown. Impeach this treasonous reptile….drag his ass out of his comfy office…charge and convict him for treason…then hang him from a lamp pole.
    RJ O’Guillory

  6. (1) Government has ZERO business interfering in Civilian boycotts.
    (2) Boycotts are the most Democratic and PEACEFUL of actions.
    (3) Boycotts are FREEDOM of SPEECH.
    (4) Boycotts are FREEDOM of ASSOCIATION — DISassociation.
    (5) Boycotts are VOTING with dollars.
    (6) Boycotts PEACEFULLY withhold “power/energy” from those with whom one disagrees without engaging in violence.
    (7) In “Capitalism”, the system we CLAIM to follow, where and with whom you spend your money is ENTIRELY up to YOU.
    The Citizens United Supreme Court decision firmly established that the right to spend money is a form of free speech. That means that the right to NOT spend money is also a form of free speech. Organizing a boycott — an act of NOT spending money — is then protected free speech in the same way that soliciting campaign funds to spend on promoting a political candidate or partisan viewpoint is free speech.

    • all good points, yet he does this anyway. because his employers want him to. we are not his employers, although we should be. lazy America thinks politicians will do the right things, even though they serve the $ that puts them there. why do we ever support the propped up candidates? i have no idea.

  7. And this is how Zionism subverts the internal political process of every country that it comes into contact with. 
    Einstein likened Zionism to Nazism so I haven’t quite worked out yet if he was a “self-hating Jew ” or just not very bright.
    #BDS#DeirYassin #LavonAffair #USSLiberty #BaghdadBombings #FreePalestine #Occupation #SabraAndShatila #ICC4Israel 

  8. pro-israel Jews have destroyed America. Christian Scientists have sacrificed your First Amendment right to free speech on the altar of political Zionism. There needs to be a full-out revolution in this country and every Jew who is in office who supports this s*** is no different than a f****** Nazi. You know what this countries fought the Jews have destroyed this nation there’s good Jewish people in this country I do business with a lot of them but there’s an element in this country do Jewish people that are politically and the ones that have destroyed our nation the ones that truly hate Christians and white people they’re not ask these people are not. They have taken your free speech away from you for a sheckle.

  9. so, no boycotting North Korea? What of the “embargoes” that o’bama has put on countries? Wasn’t there one against Syria?

    • Why the fuck would you put an apostrophe into Obama’s name? He’s not Irish. Are you dropping that in there to slur him or something?

  10. This Article and its Title are DEAD WRONG.
    “(j) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that taxpayer funds are not used to do business with or otherwise support any state or private entity that engages in discriminatory actions against individuals under the pretext of exercising First Amendment rights. This includes, but is not limited to, discriminatory actions taken against individuals of the Jewish faith under the pretext of a constitutionally protected boycott or protest of the State of Israel.
    (k) It is the intent of the Legislature to ensure that taxpayer funds are not used to do business with or support discriminatory actions against any individuals.”

    The title and article in general are exactly the sort of spin that those who seek truth need to call out.  The fact of this bill can be had by reading it.    To my eye this bill is about the abuse of ones constitutional right to discriminate against an INDIVIDUAL under the guise of protesting or boycotting the State of Israel.  The bill can be found here. 

  11. ~ The Chosen People ~ 
    There seems to be a great deal of global concern about the boycott of Israeli trade at this time, and this never ending subject of Anti-Semitism, so let’s make something perfectly clear: Zionism is not Judaism. Equating Zionism with Judaism is a misconception that’s been propagated so widely, and for so long, that even many Jews cannot discern the difference. It’s this fantasy of a “Chosen People”.
    Zionism is exactly the same as Nazism when you get right down to it. You can change the label and the characters in the game, but the mindset remains exactly the same: A race of “Imaginary Superior Beings” out to dominate the world through fascism.
    Zionism, and all of these fascist ideologies we’ve seen, is a construct of the psychopathic mind. It is a mental disorder, sick minds in concert with other sick minds, in an orchestra of the criminally insane. It’s an illness that’s infecting the entire world at this point in history, and it’s literally destroying Israel from within, and the rest of the world without.
    Zionism is a parasite, a deadly cancer, hiding behind Judaism and defaming it. It is the root of all this hatred and Anti-Semitism we see in the world today: Another race of “Imaginary Superior Beings”, attacking others, proclaiming their superiority over all of humanity, and screaming “Terrorist” – “Anti-Semitism”, and calling for the destruction of anyone who doesn’t bow down to their ideology.
    Zionists are the true Anti-Semites, out to destroy Judaism, Islam and Christianity, replacing these religions, and global political structure with the Zionist New World Order. They are the true Anti-Christians and Anti-Semites combined. The labels change throughout history, but the mindset behind these ideologies, the sickness, persists. Zionism propagates fear, hatred and division, nothing but darkness.
    There are no “Chosen People”. The worth of a soul will only be measured by how much it has loved, nothing more nothing less. The choice is yours alone. Labels, however they choose to define themselves, will not save you.

  12. It is possible under this law to boycott business with a country due to their human rights record and practices without deliberately discriminating against a race, creed or it’s people. The policies of a government are NOT the people of the country in question. I have no problem with Jewish people as a group; i do, however, take issues with many policies of the ruling class of Israel.

  13. Arrest Governor Brown, for violating our constitution.  Absolutely disgusting. This goes against all tenants of Freedom of Speech, which is our constitutional right.

  14. What a disgrace. Governor Brown no longer is working for the Californian people; he is working for Israel. Chavez would be appalled at your about turn on boycott.

  15. Sorry no you are not entirly correct about this an neither is your source.  What is prevents is for tax payer money to go towards any company that discriminates “including, but not limited to, the nation and people of Israel, is not used to discriminate in violation of the Unruh Civil Rights Act or the California Fair Employment and Housing Act. By requiring a person to certify under penalty of perjury, this bill would expand the definition of a crime, thereby imposing a state-mandated local program”  Here is the bill read it for yourself.

  16. Again Israel profits from influence peddling politicians as We the People are am afterthought. Israel may be able to buy the support of our government, but they are losing the support of the American people.
    (The Gaza Ghetto gotta go)

    • Yeah, the “outlaw” part is a bit of a stretch.
      The governor is boycotting companies who boycott mother Israel.

      Israel as we know it today IS a charade of course.

  17. Maybe that Fag infested state can just drop into the Ocean already?
    Of course let the few descent folk move to Arizona first. But don’t come here to screw it up like you did your own state!

  18. next it will be jail time for any one voting for TRUMP, What AIPAC wants AIPAC gets particle in California and NY.

  19. oh I forgot to ask has the Sanders missing votes turned up yet , I believe there on a sertin persons server.

  20. The jews are in a non-stop state of crisis from inbreeding. My guess is every war ever fought was caused by a jew. Glad to know this individual finds that positive.

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