US House overwhelmingly passes anti-BDS resolution

After some Democrats expressed concern the measure could cause infighting, it is approved by a vote of 398-17, with five abstentions

A screenshot of C-Span at the end of a tally of a U.S. House of Representatives vote to condemn the boycott Israel movement on July 23, 2019.

A screenshot of C-Span at the end of a tally of a U.S. House of Representatives vote to condemn the boycott Israel movement on July 23, 2019.

WASHINGTON —  The US House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed a resolution on Tuesday that rejects the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel, after some Democrats expressed concern last week that the measure could cause infighting within the party leading up to the 2020 election.

The bill — formally known as House Resolution 246 — also calls for increased security aid to Israel and a two-state solution. It passed by a vote of 398-17, with five abstentions.

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