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S. 2489: Anti-BDS Labeling Act

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Opponents hope this West Bank plan goes south.


Since 1967, Israel has claimed control of the West Bank region, building settlements where hundreds of thousands of Israelis now live. The land was previously controlled by Jordan.

Most countries and the United Nations Security Council consider the West Bank to be an illegal annexation, in violation of international law. The U.S. used to as well, across presidents of both parties, in a position which created significant tension with erstwhile ally Israel. But in 2019, the Trump administration shifted the official U.S. position, declaring Israel’s West Bank settlements legal for the first time.

In the final weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency in December 2020, his administration’s Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) issued a new rule requiring imported goods made …

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Tom Cotton

Sponsor. Junior Senator for Arkansas. Republican.

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Last Updated: Jul 27, 2021
Length: 3 pages
Jul 27, 2021
117th Congress (2021–2023)

Introduced on Jul 27, 2021

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8 Cosponsors (8 Republicans)

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 27, 2021

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