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Boycott Israel & you won’t get aid donations, Hurricane Harvey victims told

RT | October 20, 2017

Residents in a Houston suburb will not receive funds donated for Hurricane Harvey relief efforts if they support boycotting Israel, according to a funding application form issued in the wake of the devastating storm.

The city of Dickinson, Texas, told individuals and businesses on Monday that they are now accepting applications for “grants from the fund generously donated to the Dickinson Harvey Relief Fund” for storm damage repair.

In order to apply for the grant, however, applicants must agree to a number of clauses, one of which is asserting that they do not boycott Israel.

“By executing this Agreement below, the Applicant verifies that the Applicant: (1) does not boycott Israel; and (2) will not boycott Israel during the term of this Agreement,” read the application form.

The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) criticized the city’s condition as a violation of free speech rights.

“Dickinson’s requirement is an egregious violation of the First Amendment, reminiscent of McCarthy-era loyalty oaths requiring Americans to disavow membership in the Communist party and other forms of ‘subversive’ activity,” said ACLU of Texas Legal Director Andre Segura.

The clause likely stems from a Texas law passed in May that requires all state contractors to certify that they are not participating in boycotts of Israel.

“As Israel’s No. 1 trading partner in the United States, Texas is proud to reaffirm its support for the people of Israel and we will continue to build on our historic partnership… Anti-Israel policies are anti-Texas policies, and we will not tolerate such actions against an important ally,” said Governor Greg Abbott at the signing ceremony.

Dickinson is one of the hardest hit towns in the Houston area, according to a September report from KTRK. Some 7,000 homes and 88 businesses were seriously damaged, said the local police department. The small town is home to just 20,000 people.

RT.com has reached out to representatives of the City of Dickinson for comment.

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October 20, 2017 - Posted by | Civil Liberties, Ethnic Cleansing, Racism, Zionism | , , , , ,

3 Comments »

  1. In poker, this is called a “tell” … exposing the vulnerability of Israel to the ugly truth.

    Comment by rediscover911com | October 20, 2017 | Reply

  2. Texas legislators overlook the Israeli connections to 9-11. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pLWIV0TTcbI Is the legislator’s blindness the result of a successful campaign to conceal israeli involvement in 9-11 or are Texas legislators sell-outs to the Israeli lobby?

    Comment by rediscover911com | October 20, 2017 | Reply

  3. Big Brother, er, Big Zionism, has arrived and is evermore sinking its fangs into the nooks and crannies and backsides of Zionist-Occupied America. Clever, clever, clever: the Dickinson Zionist who finagled an unconstitutional legislative travesty (surely to be designated in the courts…or not? [the Zios are everywhere]) into contract-placement action.

    Comment by roberthstiver | October 21, 2017 | Reply


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