Ill. Gov. Signs First Anti-BDS Bill Into Law

Gov. Bruce Rauner of Illinois / AP

Illinois Gov. Bruce Rauner became the first state leader to sign into law “historic” legislation that makes it illegal for any taxpayer-funded public pension fund to invest in any company that participates in the fiercely anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

NBC Foreign Correspondent to Address Leading Anti-Israel Group

Ayman Mohyeldin

An NBC News foreign correspondent is facing criticism for agreeing to be the keynote speaker this Friday at a conference hosted by a group known for its fierce criticism of Israel and affiliation with leading anti-Israel commentators.

NBC News foreign correspondent and MSNBC anchor Ayman Mohyeldin is scheduled to be the keynote speaker Friday evening at a dinner hosted by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC), which for years has been accused of harboring an anti-Israel bias and of celebrating the Jewish state’s most vociferous critics.