Alan Jacobs

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This is a useful correction of the Intercept story on Texas’s don’t-boycott-Israel law. The Intercept got the facts badly wrong. But I don’t think the law, even understood correctly, is ethically defensible, even if it’s constitutionally so. (But do state governments have the power to tell businesses operating in their jurisdiction that there is one country and one country only that they may not boycott? Seems a kind of overreach to me. And I say that as someone who is generally very pro-Israel, even if Israeli actions don’t always make that easy.)