LISTEN: 'It Never Occurred to Me to Boycott Israel. Until Arkansas Told Me I Couldn’t'

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Protesters in Ireland in 2012 call for a boycott of Israel following Israeli bombing of Gaza.
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Protesters in Ireland in 2012 call for a boycott of Israel following Israeli bombing of Gaza.Credit: AP
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Host Simon Spungin is joined by Alan Leveritt, the publisher and owner of the Arkansas Times, who finds himself inadvertently on the frontlines of the battle against Israeli-sponsored legislation against the BDS movement.

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How did a small monthly newspaper in Little Rock become a test case for legal action against states' efforts to silence the BDS movement? Who's behind the legislation and what role are evangelical Christians playing?

PLUS: Gideon Levy on his dinner with Benjamin Netanyahu and the furious responses it provoked among the Israeli left.

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