ALEC pressures US state regimes to pass pro-Israel resolutions

Source: The Guardian [UK]

“A powerful rightwing pressure group, the American Legislative Exchange Council (Alec), is engineering pledges of unconditional support for Israel’s attack on Gaza by state legislatures across the US. Alec is promoting a model resolution expressing ‘support for Israel’s right to pursue without interference or condemnation the elimination of Hamas.’ A version has been accepted by legislatures in at least eight states, including Pennsylvania, Nebraska and North Dakota. … Although state legislatures have limited direct influence over Washington’s policy on Israel, Alec and allied groups have long been instrumental in mobilising political pressure by pushing local legislation and resolutions in support of the Jewish state. They include laws to block and punish support for the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel’s oppression of the Palestinians.” (11/20/23)