Shurat HaDin Files Two “Friend of the Court” Appellate Briefs against BDS

Shurat HaDin continues its battle against the racist BDS movement and filed an amicus curiae brief with the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the State of Arkansas’ anti-­BDS law. The Arkansas law requires any contractor who does business with the state to certify that they will not boycott Israel. Despite having no intention of boycotting Israel, the Arkansas Times newspaper challenged the law. The court dismissed the newspaper’s claim and it has appealed.

Shurat HaDin also filed an amicus curiae brief in the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals in support of the state of Texas’ anti­-BDS law that was held unconstitutional by a federal district judge. Shurat HaDin’s briefs, in both cases, expose the dark and violent underbelly of the BDS movement.  The movement’s true nature and purpose has been revealed. BDS is not a human rights movement.  It is an anti­-semitic campaign calculated to isolate, demonize and destroy Jews while chanting Hamas’ battle cry: “Free Palestine from the [ Jordan] river to the [Mediterranean] sea.”

Shurat HaDin has made it clear that the United States Constitu­tion places no value on discrimination, and that both Arkansas and Texas have every right to not fund BDS’ unlawful discriminatory agenda. Shurat HaDin will not rest until we hand BDS another convincing defeat.