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2016 Annual Assessment

1    For the sake of this report, we consulted with the Israel Action Network (IAN) and The Israel Project (TIP) to get a sense of the national-level work on this issue, with Professor Eugene Kontorovich Head of International Law at the Kohelet Policy Forum, and with the JCRC of Indianapolis to get a sense of the state-level efforts. These are in addition to the sources mentioned
2    Leibovitz, Liel. “New Congressional Bill Supports States fighting BDS.” Tablet Magazine. February 10, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/197582/new-congressional-bill-supports-states-fighting-bds
3    AIPAC Bill Summary. The Combating BDS Act of 2016. February 22, 2016. http://www.aipac.org/-/media/publications/policy-and-politics/aipac-analyses/bill-summaries/2016/aipacbillsummarycombattingbds.pdf
4    Shimoni Stoil, Rebecca. “Obama Signs anti-BDS bill into Law.” The Times of Israel. June 30, 2015. http://www.timesofisrael.com/obama-signs-anti-bds-bill-into-law/
5    JTA. “Canadian Parliament overwhelmingly passes anti-BDS motion.” Jerusalem Post. February 23, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Canadian-Parliament-overwhelmingly-passes-anti-BDS-motion-445797
6      JTA. “Canada Poised to Pass Anti-BDS Bill – Backed by 2 Main Parties.” The Forward. February 19, 2016. http://forward.com/news/breaking-news/333813/canada-poised-to-pass-anti-bds-bill-backed-by-2-main-parties/
7      JTA. “Paris municipality passes anti-BDS resolutions.” The Jerusalem Post. February 17, 2016. http://www.jpost.com/Diaspora/Paris-municipality-passes-anti-BDS-resolutions-445248
8    Kontorovich, Eugene. “Anti-BDS laws don’t perpetuate discrimination. They prevent it.” Jewish Telegraphic Agency. June 15, 2016. http://www.jta.org/2016/06/15/news-opinion/opinion/anti-bds-laws-dont-perpetuate-discrimination-they-prevent-it
9    Cohler-Esses, Larry and Kestenbaum, Sam. “ADL’s Stance on Anti-BDS Bills: Highly Nuanced.” The Forward. June 16, 2016. http://forward.com/news/342809/adls-stance-on-anti-bds-bills-highly-nuanced/
10    Kontorovich, Eugene. “How one of the BDS Movement’s alleged ‘victories’ became one of its worst defeats.” Tablet Magazine. June 30, 2016. http://www.tabletmag.com/scroll/206806/how-one-of-the-bds-movements-alleged-victories-became-one-of-its-worst-defeats
11    http://www.ilga.gov/legislation/fulltext.asp?DocName=&SessionId=88&GA=99&DocTypeId=SB&DocNum=1761&GAID=13&LegID=&SpecSess=&Session=
12    https://www.flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/0086
13    http://flsenate.gov/Session/Bill/2016/1001/?Tab=RelatedBills
14    http://www.azleg.gov/legtext/52leg/2r/bills/hb2617p.pdf
15    http://www.leg.state.co.us/clics/clics2016a/csl.nsf/fsbillcont3/FFEE6B72C4AB699C87257F240063F4A6?open&file=1284_rer.pdf
16    https://iga.in.gov/documents/bc66abd9
17    http://in.proxy.openstates.org/2015/bills/sr0074/versions/sr0074.01.intr
18    http://www.legis.ga.gov/legislation/en-US/Display/20152016/SB/327
19    https://www.legis.iowa.gov/legislation/BillBook?ga=86&ba=h
20    https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/no-157-directing-state-agencies-and-authorities-divest-public-funds-supporting-bds-campaign
21    https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2015/s6086
22    https://www.nysenate.gov/legislation/bills/2015/s6378/amendment/a
23    http://www.njleg.state.nj.us/2016/Bills/S2000/1923_R1.HTM
24    AP and Times of Israel Staff. “Trump backer Gov. Chris Christie signs anti-BDS legislation.” Times of Israel. August 16, 2016.  http://www.timesofisrael.com/trump-backer-gov-chris-christie-signs-anti-bds-legislation/
25    http://www.scstatehouse.gov/sess121_2015-2016/bills/3583.htm
26    https://legiscan.com/AL/votes/SB81/2016
27    http://openstates.org/al/bills/2016rs/SJR6/
28    Arom, Eitan. “Brown signs anti-BDS measure into law.” Jewish Journal. September 24, 2016. http://www.jewishjournal.com/california/article/brown_signs_anti_bds_measure_into_law)
29    https://leginfo.legislature.ca.gov/faces/billNavClient.xhtml?bill_id=201520160AB2844
30     http://webserver.rilin.state.ri.us/BillText/BillText16/HouseText16/H7736.pdf
31    http://www.capitol.tn.gov/bills/109/Bill/SJR0170.PDF
32    Tabachnick, Toby. “Pennsylvania’s anti-BDS resolution sends message to Israel: ‘We support you’.” The Jewish Chronicle. July 1, 2015.  http://thejewishchronicle.net/view/full_story/26730559/article-Pennsylvania-s-anti-BDS-resolution-sends-message-to-Israel—We-support-you
33    http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2015&sind=0&body=H&type=R&bn=0370
34    http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/billinfo/billinfo.cfm?syear=2015&sind=0&body=S&type=R&bn=0136
35    http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?161+sum+HJ177
36    https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?161+sum+HB1282
37    http://www.oklegislature.gov/BillInfo.aspx?Bill=HR1035&session=1600
38    https://www.legislature.ohio.gov/legislation/legislation-summary?id=GA131-HB-476
39    https://malegislature.gov/Bills/189/House/HD4156
40    Mondoweiss Editors. “Maryland coalition defeats anti-BDS bill in State Assembly.” Mondoweiss. April 26, 2016. http://mondoweiss.net/2016/04/maryland-coalition-defeats-anti-bds-bill-in-state-assembly/
41    http://kslegislature.org/li_2014/b2013_14/measures/hb2647/ and http://www.kslegislature.org/li/b2015_16/measures/hb2186/
42    https://docs.legis.wisconsin.gov/2015/proposals/ajr103

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