The Gateway Pundit exclusively reported that Democrats in the Arizona Legislature and the ACLU hosted a screening of the anti-Semitic film “Boycott” at the Arizona Capitol Museum on Thursday. They used the film to promote the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) hate movement against United States ally, Israel.
The BDS is a Palestinian-led movement promoting boycotts, divestments, and economic sanctions against Israel.
From the Gateway Pundit:
State Senator Martin Quezada and State Rep. Athena Salman hosted the event and delivered remarks in support.
The Radical Left’s BDS movement discriminates against Israel in an attempt to destroy their economy.
Boycott” was later played at Arizona State University’s law school.
This is the same University that has allowed calls for violence against Israel on campus.
The Gateway Pundit previously reported that Anti-Semitic Arizona State University students with Palestinian flags publicly called for the destruction of Israel on campus at ASU.
Democratic State Rep. Alma Hernandez, and three other Democrats, released a memorandum on Wednesday warning, “The BDS Movements’ links to terror organizations and use of antisemitic propaganda has been well documented in evidence-based reports,” and “Boycott seeks to promote public misunderstanding of anti-BDS laws that have been passed on a bi-partisan basis in 36 states.”
Hernandez tweeted their memorandum, alerting others about the “anti-Israel” film and condemning her fellow democrats.
Even some Democrats know this is wrong.
Kimberly Yee, the Republican nominee for Arizona Treasurer, shared this memorandum and slammed her opponent, Democratic nominee Martin Quezada, for his anti-Israel and antisemitic positions.
Yee has previously fought back against woke Morningstar, Inc. for “using anti-Israel and antisemitic sources to negatively impact the [environmental, social, and corporate governance] scores of companies doing business in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories.”
Jewish AZ reported:
Morningstar, Inc., a Chicago-based financial services firm, has been notified by Arizona Treasurer Kimberly Yee that it has “30 days to prove they are not violating Arizona law in actively boycotting the State of Israel,” or it risks ending up on the state’s treasury department’s list of prohibited investments.
The firm has also drawn the ire of 17 state attorneys general, including Mark Brnovich in Arizona, because its subsidiary, Sustainalytics, “may be furthering the boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.”
The letter sent by the attorneys general calls BDS “an anti-Semitic campaign to intimidate the Jewish people and delegitimize the State of Israel.”
In her Aug. 18 notice to Morningstar’s CEO, Kunal Kapoor, Yee called out Sustainalytics, a 30-year-old firm, for using a rating method that “uses anti-Israel and antisemitic sources to negatively impact the scores of companies doing business in Israel and Israeli-controlled territories,” thereby violating Arizona’s anti-BDS law.
Yee wrote to Kapoor, “In accordance with the passing of Arizona House Bill 2617 in 2016, the State of Arizona has set into law that a public entity or public fund may not enter a contract or directly invest moneys with a person or company that is engaged in boycotting Israel.”
Martin Quezada is Radical Leftist Katie Hobbs’ gubernatorial campaign treasurer.
Trump-Endorsed Arizona Gubernatorial Nominee Kari Lake released the following statement from Jewish Voices for Kari Lake denouncing Martin Quezada and calling on Katie Hobbs, who has a record of voting for anti-Israel legislation, to condemn the screening. Hobbs has not denounced her Democratic colleagues or their hateful stances.
On September 20th, we received word that the Democrat nominee for Treasurer Martin Quezada was using taxpayer money to screen the anti-Israel propaganda film “Boycott.” This film was made in support of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions hate movement that seeks to ostracize and bankrupt the Jewish state of Israel on the world stage. Quezada is no stranger to antisemitism. He’s troublingly supported by CAIR, believes in a one-state solution that would wipe Israel off the face of this earth, and has championed BDS at the Arizona Legislature.
We are further troubled by the support Quezada has received from his friend, Arizona Democrat nominee for Governor Katie Hobbs.
Quezada worked alongside Ms. Hobbs at the Arizona legislature and served as campaign Treasurer for her run for Governor. They have voted in lockstep against the Jewish homeland. In 2016, Hobbs and Quezada were two of just SIX Arizona legislators who voted against a bill that would stop public entities from contracting with companies that have not condemned the BDS movement. Jewish Arizonans will not sit silently while Democrats like Quezada and Hobbs follow Rashida Tlaib in pushing this virulent hatred against the Jewish people, nor will Kari Lake. Hobbs must immediately condemn the screening of this anti-Semitic film and explain why she voted with Quezada in support of BDS.
The film promotes the boycotting of Israeli goods and services solely based on national origin, falsely equating it to the Boston Tea Party and the civil rights movements in the 1900s.
The problem is that Israel, our ally, is not guilty of any crime but existing in the eyes of these people.
The Gateway Pundit obtained footage of State Representative Salman and the film’s director, Julia Bacha, speaking before the screening. State Senator Quezada also gave comments after the screening. Only about five people showed up to watch the hate film, including the director and Democratic lawmakers.