Speech Pathologist Refused to sign Pro-Israel Oath- Loses Job

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      Pam2
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      https://theintercept.com/2018/12/17/israel-texas-anti-bds-law/

      A children’s speech pathologist who has worked for the last nine years with developmentally disabled, autistic, and speech-impaired elementary school students in Austin, Texas, has been told that she can no longer work with the public school district, after she refused to sign an oath vowing that she “does not” and “will not” engage in a boycott of Israel or “otherwise tak[e] any action that is intended to inflict economic harm” on that foreign nation. A lawsuit on her behalf was filed early Monday morning in a federal court in the Western District of Texas, alleging a violation of her First Amendment right of free speech.

       

       

       

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      NV Wino
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      THE ANTI-BDS ISRAEL OATH was included in Amawi’s contract papers due to an Israel-specific state law enacted on May 2, 2017, by the Texas State Legislature and signed into law two days later by GOP Gov. Greg Abbott. The bill unanimously passed the lower House by a vote of 131-0, and then the Senate by a vote of 25-4.

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        bazukhov
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        You know.  When America was “GREAT”.

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      Hobbit709
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      Israel or any other country was not included.

      I don't waste my time teaching pigs to sing.

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      snot
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      who’s refused.

      Destruction is easy; creation is hard, but more interesting.

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      Babel 17
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      I don’t like being this way but I won’t buy herbal extracts from Israel as I’ve yet to see any that allow me to know/find out that they’re not grown on occupied territory. And now that I think about it, wasn’t there talk of making it illegal to ask?

      I could have scored a good deal on Cilantro grown in Israel and processed in Hawaii, but it didn’t feel right.

      I’m open to buying stuff from Israel proper.

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