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US Senate passes bill banning economic sanctions on Israel settlement

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    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM
    Published on Jun 25, 2015
    The US Senate has passed a controversial bill that contains provisions opposing the boycott, divestme

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    PROVIDED BY CNNNEXT.COM
    Published on Jun 25, 2015
    The US Senate has passed a controversial bill that contains provisions opposing the boycott, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel.



    The bill was passed under massive pressure from pro-Israel lobbies in the United States as the BDS campaign gains momentum across the world.

    President Barack Obama is expected to sign the provisions into law.

    The provisions require US negotiators to stand against any BDS move during the trade negotiations with the European Union.

    This comes as several groups and organizations in the European states have already supported the campaign against Israel.

    The BDS which initiated as a grassroots movement in 2005, aims to use economic sanctions to end Israel’s occupation of Palestinian territories.


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