January 2017: On 12/23/16 the UN Security Council reaffirmed the illegality of Israel's settlements by passing UNSC Resolution 2334 14-0 with the U.S. abstaining. The House and Senate then each introduced a resolution condemning the UNSC resolution. THANK YOU to Delaware's new representative Lisa Blunt Rochester for joining 79 of her colleagues in voting against House Resolution 11, which passed 1/5/2017. It was reported 1/25/17 that Senator Durbin has blocked Senate Resolution 6, and should he lift his hold, Senator Udall will place his own hold. Senator Coons is a co-sponsor of S.Res. 6. Senator Carper is not a co-sponsor.
December 2016: Watch the Senate's "Anti-Semitism Awareness Act" pass by unanimous consent in an empty Senate chamber. The Act requires the Department of Education to "take into consideration" a flawed definition of anti-Semitism in determining whether to open an investigation after an anti-Semitism complaint. The definition includes constitutionally-protected pro-Palestine political speech. The definition's lead author, Kenneth Stern, wrote to the House asking them not to move the bill forward because it was both unconstitutional and unwise, noting the definition had never been intended to limit speech. The bill died in the House Judiciary Committee in 2016, but may be brought up again in 2017.
January 2016: Thank you to all members and supporters who helped STOP the anti-boycott ordinance proposed in New Castle County on September 29, 2015! (Ordinance 15-093). The ordinance was withdrawn by its sponsor in January 2016 and thus did not face a vote at the County Council. See this announcement to supporters in November 2015 after the New Castle County Pension Board voted not to pass the ordinance before sending it on to County Council.
DID YOU KNOW? Israel's summer 2014 war on Gaza: do you think it was started by Hamas rockets? Read more from Israeli intelligence reports.