Greatest Threat to Free Speech in the West: Criminalizing Activism Against Israeli Occupation

Greenwald, Glenn; Fishman,Andrew
http://theintercept.com/2016/02/16/greatest-threat-to-free-speech-in-the-west-criminalizing-activism-against-israeli-occupation/

Publisher:  The Intercept
Date Written:  16/02/2016
Year Published:  2016  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX18709

The U.K. government has announced that it is will be illegal for "local [city] councils, public bodies, and even some university student unions ... to refuse to buy goods and services from companies involved in the arms trade, fossil fuels, tobacco products, or Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank." Thus, any entities that support or participate in the global boycott of Israeli settlements will face "severe penalties."