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Why anti-Israel BDS activism deserves special treatment by lawmakers

Why anti-Israel BDS activism deserves special treatment by lawmakers

To the editor: While I agree that free speech should include the right to criticize and even boycott Israel, I dispute that the anti-BDS bill by state Assemblyman Richard Boom (D-Santa Monica) is an infringement on that right. (“Boycotts of Israel are a protected form of free speech,” editorial, July 5)

California does not tolerate discriminatory business practices and shouldn’t allow the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to serve as a pretext for such practices. California has executed a memorandum of understanding with Israel to...

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