In 2014, opponents of boycotts, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) against Israel began promoting legislation in
various U.S. states denouncing the BDS movement.
In 2015, these efforts shifted/expanded to mirror efforts in the U.S.
Congress to hijack concerns about BDS against Israel in order to pass legislation mandating that Israeli
settlements be treated, in effect, as part of sovereign Israel.
At the outset of 2016, it is already clear that these efforts are continuing and building. Indeed, the clear trend
at the state-level is moving away from anti-BDS resolutions in favor of binding legislation to – in effect – have
states boycott, divest from, and sanction companies that engage in BDS against Israel, or that in any concrete way
differentiate between Israel and the settlements.
This table --
which will be updated regularly and which is based on data drawn from the websites of the various state
legislatures -- is intended to help people understand and follow what is happening at the state
(Do you know about legislation missing from the table? Please let me know - LFriedman@peacenow.org).