Saturday, May 11, 2013

US Business Owners Can Be Fined and Imprisoned for Supporting Israeli Boycott

A little known US law has actually criminalized boycotting Israel.

Daniel Jackson

Would Stephen Hawking be fined or jailed for boycotting Israel if he ran a business in the United States?

Over the years many prominent activists and organizations have called for and participated in a boycott on Israel.

This swelling boycott is primarily due to, among other reasons, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the overall Israeli treatment of Palestinians throughout the region.

Recently famed scientist Stephen Hawking even joined the boycott, opting to pull out of an upcoming conference set to be hosted by Israeli President Shimon Peres.

According to Al Jazeera:
As announced by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP) and subsequently covered by The Guardian, Reuters and others, world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking has decided to heed the Palestinian call for boycott, and pull out of an Israeli conference hosted by President Shimon Peres in June. 
After initial confusion, this was confirmed - Hawking is staying away on political grounds.
Besides activists and prominent individuals, many have called for US businesses to join the boycott. Unfortunately, a little known law has actually criminalized boycotting Israel.

The antiboycott laws, enforced by US Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security under the Export Administration Act, discourage and even outlaw "furthering or supporting" the Israeli boycott.
The Bureau is charged with administering and enforcing the Antiboycott Laws under the Export Administration Act. 
Those laws discourage, and in some circumstances, prohibit U.S. companies from furthering or supporting the boycott of Israel sponsored by the Arab League, and certain Moslem countries, including complying with certain requests for information designed to verify compliance with the boycott. 
Compliance with such requests may be prohibited by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and may be reportable to the Bureau.
The penalties for taking part in the boycott range from fines of tens of thousands of dollars to multiple years in prison.
The Export Admnistration Act (EAA) specifies penalties for violations of the Antiboycott Regulations as well as export control violations. These can include: 
The penalties imposed for each "knowing" violation can be a fine of up to $50,000 or five times the value of the exports involved, whichever is greater, and imprisonment of up to five years.  
During periods when the EAR are continued in effect by an Executive Order issued pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the criminal penalties for each "willful" violation can be a fine of up to $50,000 and imprisonment for up to ten years. 
For each violation of the EAR any or all of the following may be imposed:
  • General denial of export privileges;
  • The imposition of fines of up to $11,000 per violation; and/or
  • Exclusion from practice.
Boycott agreements under the TRA involve the denial of all or part of the foreign tax benefits discussed above. 
When the EAA is in lapse, penalties for violation of the Antiboycott Regulations are governed by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).  
The IEEPA Enhancement Act provides for penalties of up to the greater of $250,000 per violation or twice the value of the transaction for administrative violations of Antiboycott Regulations, and up to $1 million and 20 years imprisonment per violation for criminal antiboycott violations. (Source)
This law essentially makes supporting a boycott on Israel a federal crime. Despite the numerous atrocities committed by the Israeli regime, we're now forced to buy their imports at the barrel of a gun.


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Nemetron 2000 said...

Uh oh, the Synagogue of Satan is putting its feces covered foot down.

This is the proverbial "line in the sand" moment. Play along and swim in the shit with all the other shit rats, or speak out and possibly go to jail.

Anonymous said...

Any item sold with a barcode starting with the numbers 729 is made in Israel - caveat emptor.

Anonymous said...

Infront of my home I have had a sign that says "No USRael" also has the US flag with the star of david instead of the stars, for the past 11 years...the Zionist know who I am and even have my picture..

I challenge those SOB's to do something about it.
And I am not a anti-Semite.....think what a Semite is, do a google search.

My town is in Cave Juntion OR.

This is Ponce......


Steve Macintyre said...

Putting another countries agenda before our own is nothing short of treason.

Anonymous said...

Under the Symington Amendment of the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act, Israel is not entitled to one penny of US taxpayer support, because - as has been validated by both former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert and former US President Carter, that Israel has nuclear weapons, but will not be a signatory to the NNPT, nor will it allow IAEA inspection of their facilities.

Anonymous said...

Awesome.. Ponce, you're a good man..

Anonymous said...

When oh WHEN is someone going to do something about this rather than just document and talk about it? Now Israel is asking all countries to criminalize holocaust denial, making it illegal to have a personal opinion and to express it. The whole situation is getting terribly out of hand and I am seriously fearful that those SOB's are going to attain their goal of total domination of the world.

Anonymous said...

When did the usa became israel's bitch? Does the usa kowtow to israel. Is the usa the enforcement arm of israel...

Anonymous said...

I think the author may be mistaken about the interpretation of this law. Would it not make sense that the antiboycott law exists to ensure compliance with U.S. or U.N. imposed boycotts, Cuba, North Korea, Iran, etc. Private enterprise can choose to do business with whomever they want provided the counter-party is not currently sanctioned. How could the U.S. government force businesses to trade with Israel? I would suggest doing some homework before flying off the handle about this.

I personally joined the Boycott against Israel quite some time ago, though I haven't had much opportunity to put it into practice. After all I am not really in the market for false flag terror ops which seems to be Israel's prime export these days.

Anonymous said...

After doing my own homework, I must say I am so thoroughly disgusted with such an unjust law. And the fact that the only specific boycott mentioned at all is against Israel.

Anonymous said...

Jews controlling the united states is just and anti semitic conspiracy they said

Anonymous said...

Interesting that Carl Bernstein recently came out and said that the Jewish Neocons were behind the Iraq war. Good for him but too little too late. Where was he before we slaughtered millions all for the sake of "Greater Israel"? On the other hand, liberal darling Zionist Noam Chomsky claims Israel is a victim of US imperialism and that 911 doesn't matter!

See: Michael Collins Piper's books, including Final Judgment;
Jeffrey Blankfort's article, Damage Control;
Stephen Sniegoski, The Transparent Cabal;
James Petras who has many books on the Zionist Configuration: go to amazon and his name and Zionism, shoudl come up. He also has many articles on the web that prove without question the war in Iraq was arranged by Carl Bernstein's "Jewish Neocons".

All the news that's fit to print folks. Thank you AP for carrying this great article!

Anonymous said...

For the last 63 years Israel is and has been the capital of the United States. Our foreign and domestic policy is set by Israel. Our Congress, Senate, and the President belong to and are controlled by Israel. The Federal Reserve Bank is owned and controlled by Israeli citizens. We are Israel's whore and we are being discarded like a used condom because Israel has bankrupted America fighting Israel's wars at our expense. I would be willing to bet that every gold bar that was in Fort Knox now sits somewhere in Israel. Now that America is broke, Israel is romancing China. Israel wants the world population reduced. This will occur by mostly starvation, disease, and war provoked by Israel. The government is not buying up all that ammunition for nothing.

Anonymous said...

What do you sleepy people expect? You get politicians in this country from all over the globe who have their own agendas. Israel's boycott is nothing compared to the Japanese, Korean and Chinese politicians here sending our jobs to their home countries. The Italians brought their mafia here and Mexican's their illegals. So while ya'll are pissin and moanin about a bout a little noise for the SOB's who are REALLY screwing up this country...and that's just for starters!

Anonymous said...

Stupid... I'd like to see them enforce that one.

Anonymous said...

America companies do not need to go through all this expense and legal mess. The simple answer once again, is in the American consumer's pocketbook.

People or companies of "consciousness" should never be "double persecuted" when, talking the truth, taking a stand, or championing a cause.

As always, Israel shows they are doing something truly evil, by their "over-the-top" reactions to the TRUTH! The World is not as stupid as they as they would like it to be. Unfortunately for the, "Chosen People", God gave us ALL eyes and a brain. We haven't ALL reached the "slave-class" mindless level of Goyum, yet.

Businesses SHOULD promote and advertise Israeli products! This lets the America Public know what products were produced in Israel. Then the smart American shoppers, can quickly identify the products that should never be purchased by the,"sympathetic consumer." Doing this simple individual action of, just leaving it on the shelf, creates a very peaceful and dramatic protest.

It makes it much easier for companies, not to be legally forced to import more of their expensive junk. Companies will not order new products before, the old garbage get's sold... Retail-101.

No American laws tell consumers, "YOU MUST BUY THEIR PRODUCTS or actually ANY products!" Americans have the "Right" not to buy if they want! Problems get solved quickly when the "cash flow" is shut off! Try it and see! So much power, with no side effects and great results!

You should always BUY ONLY USA anyway without it!

The American Consumer Revolution begins!

Anonymous said...

Has this 'law' been established since the boycott of South Africa? Everyone was in favor of boycotting then.

David McElroy said...

Freedom of association, like all of our other supposedly "guaranteed" rights, has evaporated under the Zionist Fascists running things under the control of the parasite state masquerading as "God's Chosen People". Remember, even God ran the Israelis out of the "Promised Land" due to their wickedness & refusal to keep their covenant with God. Study Israel's history!

Anonymous said...

A law criminalizing a boycott of Israel is outrageous, and a violation of the constitution (i.e. illegal). Freedom of association, remember? The whole world should boycott Israel, and the U.S. should cut off their funding. Israel is no friend to America.

Rudy Campilii said...

The picture is pretty clear if you ask me. Jews control Wall St and the FED, therefore they control the money. This allows them to buy politicians and political power.Jews control Hollywood, the MSM, and education. Therefore they control what people think. Actually quite brilliant. God told them he would give them the land of Milk and Honey without them even lifting a finger. WOW! The rest of us are in big trouble.

Anonymous said...

Anon 447,
Good post . Govt would be hard pressed to convict anyway unless you proclaimed your change in purchasing habit publically. The problem with consumers is they are poorly informed, stupid [fluoride & metal poisoned], self centered and broke. So they will buy the cheapest,most convenient products without thinking of consequences. [like shopping Walmart's cheap Chinese crap causing local businesses to close or little children in factories to be abused]]
Also compassion for those of other nations is at an all time low especially if they have brown skin or are Muslim. Program brought to you by Edward Bernays .
Don't forget we ARE being forced to buy Obamacare or pay the illegal tax.

Lucky John said...

Israelis and Israelites... know the difference between them. If you source the Bible, "Israelites" were given the Promised Land. "Israelis" are not even Semitic; they are Germanic Kazars from the kingdom of Ashkanaz who converted to Judaism in the eighth century. Ashkanazi Jews and Zionists did not exist when the Promised Land was given; they have no rightful claim to any land, but muscle wherever they choose supported by the Zionist controlled U.S. government and media.

Anonymous said...

Kosher Scam

Think your food costs too much?

This is partly why.

Two percent of the population are causing 98% of the population to pay more for food and other products, which unjustly and unfairly leads to millions of dollars supporting Israel's war machine.

More than $165 billion in products is subject to this KOSHER EXCISE TAX in the USA each year.

There's actually Kosher toilet bowl cleaner and plastic wrap. The difference is that with Kosher products the Rabbis stick their hands in your pockets to the tune of billions of dollars each year. Look for the "(U)" and "(K)" symbols to avoid these products.

The "Kosher Nostra" protection racket starts when an Orthodox Rabbi approaches a company to warn the owners that unless their product is certified as kosher, or "fit for a Jew to eat", they will face a boycott by every Jew in America.
Most, if not all of the food companies, succumb to the blackmail because of fear of the Jewish dominated media and a boycott that may eventually culminate in bankruptcy.
Also, the food companies know that the cost can be passed on to the consumer anyway.
The food companies have kept secret from the general consumer the meaning of the (U) and the amount of money they have to pay the Jewish Rabbis.

Skeptican said...

Our huge Republic conquered by a tiny Theocracy. I suspect an inside job. As I am neither Jewish, Christian, nor Muslim, I find this defeat to be particularly uncomfortable, since the fundamental beliefs are foreign to me. I refuse to pay homage to false religion. God help me.

Anonymous said...

The admittedly sucking anti-boycott laws apply to US companies.

Your report suggests that Hawking is a US corporation? Is that a fact?

The law does not apply to citizens of other nations nor to individuals.
Why does this article assume it does? Distorting facts can only hurt the cause. Please correct your claims....or have you determined that British citizens are, in fact, US companies?s

Anonymous said...

The hypocrisy of the USG and the pandering to the Zionists has reached pandemic proportions in this country. If Americans were only paying attention to the way in which their country has been subversed and their freedom and democracy hijacked by a handful of greedy, psychopatic jews with their own money.

Anonymous said...

The more we're scared, and slink off, with our tails between our legs, the more the scum Feds, will abuse us.

" Find out just what any people will quietly submit to and you have the exact measure of the injustice and wrong which will be imposed on them."
Frederick Douglass

Anonymous said...

Thank you, Steve.

In 1991, Noam Chomsky wrote:

"Israeli nukes should preclude foreign aid

Israel is the only country in the Mideast with nuclear weapons. But “Israeli nuclear weapons” is a phrase that can’t be written or uttered by an official US government source. That phrase would raise the question of why all aid to Israel is not illegal, since foreign aid legislation from 1977 bars funds to any country that secretly develops nuclear weapons."

So the govt has been breaking the law by pretending not to know that Israel has nukes. So that is why Israel has never admitted it; if they did,the US could not continue to break the law.

So an exception is made to the law, on an informal (outlaw) basis,
by pretending Israel does not have nukes.

But in 2008, Jimmy Carter revealed openly that Israel does indeed have a nuclear arsenal

"If Congress wishes to provide US taxpayer funded foreign aid to Israel in compliance with US law, it may do so only under a special waiver from the office of the President as in the case for Pakistan."

Isn't that like saying, as Nixon did, that if the President does it, it's not illegal? So the President is able to break the law legally?

That would make the Presidency a dictatorship. In America, we elect Presidents (not however by majority rule) and then allow them dictatorial powers. A change of President's will not help (unless Dennis Kucinich could win); we need to establish by law and SC confirmation that the President cannot refuse to implement the law.


Anonymous said...

We became Israel's bitch the day John F. Kennedy was assassinated by Zionists. We were only being flirted with before that.

Anonymous said...

The US was sold the the bastard jew bankers in 1913 with the illegal creation of the Federal Reserve.

aaheart said...

That law does NOT prohibit Americans boycotting the goods and services from the State of Israel. WE can let the retailers know that we are boycotting THEM if they continue to promote Israeli we put the economic pressure on from the grassroots and let the government rules go nowhere.

Anonymous said...

My goodness even a heartfelt personal right to make a conscience driven decision is forbidden in the US. How close is the country to becoming a full blown despotism? When will the government tell everyone to jump and demand they ask, how high?

Anonymous said...

Hi all I thought we lived in a free country . But it seems we don't. Maybe This confirms what people have been saying that our country is being controlled in the shadows by zioni.sts

Anonymous said...

Of coutse, if you as an individual don't buy goods/food from Yisrell, you won't get fined/jailed.

Anonymous said...

The Symington Amendment to the 1961 Foreign Assistance Act has never been repealed; thus, there is NO law forbidding US companies from boycotting Israeli products. The 1961 law is still in effect; thus, the US Gov't itself is in gross violation of the law if it tries to force companies to accept Israeli products.

Anonymous said...

Israel controls the US - period. If you doubt that at all read this:

Anonymous said...

Well we know who runs America then, don't we!!! It is Israelis making up the law as they go along! They have no rights to hold High office if they are Satanic Israeli Passport holders.

Anonymous said...

"And I am not a anti-Semite.....think what a Semite is, do a google search.

My town is in Cave Juntion OR.

This is Ponce......


To anyone who hasn't seen it I recommend Yoav Shamir's film "Defamation" in which Israeli Jew Yoav Shamir sets out to find and understand true "antisemitism"(hating Jews for the sake of hating Jews), teaming up with Israeli students visiting German WWII concentration camps in Poland and even Abe Foxman, head of the ADL.

It's no anti-Zionist film to say the least but it has some shocking moments of candor where Yoav being a life long Israeli Jew himself manages to get comments from other Zionist and non-Zionist Jews alike that no non-Jew would be able to get without venturing into "politically incorrect" territory.

And he calls many people on their BS at times, especially the Israeli teenage girls misinterpreting some curious old Polish men facing a language barrier as being rabid antisemites cursing them and calling them "dogs" - to which Yoav succinctly points out(with the video record) that "they did/said no such thing".

And he ends the film with a wise message harshly criticizing Zionism and it's use of the "antisemite card" to shield it, though perhaps not going as far as most here would like.

He also has a great series of exchanges with Norman Finkelstein, though not entirely based on honest history either they were quite funny.

It's a very interesting Israeli and general Jewish perspective on the issue, and shows some interesting views from other Jews around the world(U.S.A, Russia, Poland, etc.) regarding "antisemitism".


Anonymous said...

Oops, forgot the link in my prior post -

'Defamation' by Yoav Shamir:


Anonymous said...

Oh, so this is where the Jew-bashers hang out! What "humanitarian crisis" exists in Gaza or Israel (other than the fact that muslims attack Israel on a daily basis and intentionally target non-combatants)? The are lots of overweight and obese muslims in Gaza, so there isn't a food crisis. The Israeli hospitals provide medical care to muslims and render the same level of care that they do to Jewish Israelis, so there isn't a healthcare crisis. The fact is that Muslim Israelis have no desire to live under muslim rule because they have greater freedom, respect and safety under Israeli rule than they would ever have under muslim rule. There are even muslims holding national-level elected office in Israel. There is no islamic government on earth that allows a Jew of any nationality to hold a similar political office.

Anonymous said...

@ Anon 7:52 PM - Still a 45 year+ ILLEGAL occupation of parts of 4 different countries with the ultimate goal of making life so miserable for Palestinians that they will leave of their own accord.

All the points you made are propaganda BS - they steal or greatly limit Palestinian clean water while giving as much water as they want to ILLEGAL SETTLERS violating even Israeli law.

They greatly restrict movement of Palestinians in Gaza and the West Bank in almost every way, including denying the "right of return"(which Israeli's themselves have no right to) and now instituting Jew-only bus lines and other racially divisive policies.

They violate international law by using banned ordinance like Willy Pete in crowded urban areas - of which in Gaza that is all there is since it is the worlds largest open air prison.

They demolish Palestinian's homes and leave families destroyed because they didn't get Israeli permission to build them - in legal Palestinian lands where Israel has no legal right to regulate such things, just the illegal military occupation "we'll bomb or imprison you if you don't comply" so called justification.

If Zionists completely disregarding international law and the universal declaration of human rights(as well as Israeli law at times) to illegally occupy and impose an illegally repressive and restrictive occupation regime in parts of 4 countries for over 40 years is not a "humanitarian crisis" then their simply is no such thing as a humanitarian crisis.


Anonymous said...


Whole2th said...

While attempting to justify attacking Iran for possibly working on their first nuke, Israel used one or more nukes on Syria.

We succeed to the degree that we confront and expose pure evil.

Anonymous said...

Okay, calm down, without using the word "Israel" in my argument...

Why should a business be fined for refusing to do business with another entity/country? It's my right to operate my business. The legislation sounds like another Stephen Harper thought crime legislation....

Anonymous said...

First 3 numbers on iraeli bar code = 729 .... take 1 0ff the 7 and put on the 2 and 3 off the 9 and add to the 3 ...666.... Morning after abortion pill [ now available subsidized over the counter down here in Ozz] is called RU486 ,a little shuffling and again ...666... I wonder who invented that evil drug , Dave in Ozz

Anonymous said...

"Your report suggests that Hawking is a US corporation? Is that a fact?"

No, it doesn't. It asks whether Hawking would be fined and/or imprisoned if he were a company, given his recent support of the boycott. That fact is you intentionally distorted the question. Nice try though, Dale.

"The law does not apply to citizens of other nations nor to individuals."

What do you think a company is, factually? It's individual people, men and women. A "company" is no more real than a group or corporation or state or government. They are all ficticious. They don't exist. A company cannot be fined or imprisoned. The individuals who compose that "company" can. Again, you distort the truth, Dale.

Anonymous said...

You can argue you're just "anti-Zionists" all you like but you people are disgusting antisemites. You are racists of the Jew hating sort, and no better than any other kind of racist. As for me, I will make a point of buying Israeli goods, investing in Israel, and supporting it politically. And the louder vermin like you scream for boycott, the more I will do these things.

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