Americans for Peace Now (APN), together with three other American progressive pro-Israel pro-peace
organizations, submitted an amicus brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to hear a constitutional challenge to a law
penalizing boycotts of Israel.
Submitted jointly by APN, J Street, T’ruah, and Partners for Progressive Israel and prepared by the
Georgetown Institute for Constitutional Advocacy and Protection, the brief demonstrates how throughout history,
Americans -- and particularly American Jews -- have engaged in boycotts as an expression of their ideological
commitments. The brief argues that eliminating constitutional protection for boycott participation threatens
Americans’ First Amendment rights.
None of the groups that submitted the brief support boycotting Israel, but they do support Americans’
constitutional right to boycott. APN does support boycotting products made in Israeli West Bank settlements,
outside the lines of sovereign Israel.