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BDS Fail: Judge Rejects Arkansas Newspaper Suit on Israel Boycott Law

TEL AVIV —  A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit in Arkansas by a local newspaper to block an anti-BDS law against Israel, ruling that such boycotts are not protected by the First Amendment since denying a purchase on account of perceived injustices relating to Israeli policies has nothing to do with free speech. 

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Watch: Jeff Bridges, Amy Schumer, Ryan Reynolds Dramatize Story of Honduran Illegal Immigrant Mother

Actors and entertainers, including Amy Schumer, Maggie Gyllenhaal, James Franco, Ryan Reynolds, Glenn Close, Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and Jeff Bridgess collaborated on the ACLU video, reading aloud the story of a Honduran asylum-seeker named Miriam who was taken into federal custody after illegally crossing the U.S.-Mexico border. Subsequently, her minor child was temporarily separated from her.

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