White House opposes bipartisan trade bill because it is anti-BDS

Despite being overwhelmingly passed with bipartisan support, the Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015 is being opposed by the White House because it contains provisions strengthening U.S.-Israel ties.  Adam Kredo writes in the Washington Free Beacon: …a portion of the bill that seeks to enhance U.S.-Israeli economic ties drew criticism from the White House, which announced that it would not support these new provisions. The White House did not explicitly express its opposition to any other part of the comprehensive trade legislation. (snip) The White House, in its latest statement, expressed opposition to certain congressional efforts aimed at combatting the Boycott, Sanctions, and Divestment movement, also known as BDS, which aims to wage economic warfare on Israel. “As with any bipartisan compromise legislation, there are provisions in this bill that we do not support, including a provision that contravenes longstanding U.S. policy...(Read Full Post)