US Business Owners Can Be Fined and Imprisoned for Supporting Israeli Boycott


A little known US law has actually criminalized boycotting Israel.

Daniel Jackson

Would Stephen Hawking be fined or jailed for boycotting Israel if he ran a business in the United States?

Over the years many prominent activists and organizations have called for and participated in a boycott on Israel.

This swelling boycott is primarily due to, among other reasons, the humanitarian crisis in Gaza and the overall Israeli treatment of Palestinians throughout the region.

US Business Owners Can Be Fined and Imprisoned for Supporting Israeli Boycott

Recently famed scientist Stephen Hawking even joined the boycott, opting to pull out of an upcoming conference set to be hosted by Israeli President Shimon Peres.

According to Al Jazeera:

As announced by the British Committee for the Universities of Palestine (BRICUP) and subsequently covered by The Guardian, Reuters and others, world-renowned theoretical physicist and cosmologist Professor Stephen Hawking has decided to heed the Palestinian call for boycott, and pull out of an Israeli conference hosted by President Shimon Peres in June.

After initial confusion, this was confirmed – Hawking is staying away on political grounds.

Besides activists and prominent individuals, many have called for US businesses to join the boycott. Unfortunately, a little known law has actually criminalized boycotting Israel.

The antiboycott laws, enforced by US Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security under the Export Administration Act, discourage and even outlaw “furthering or supporting” the Israeli boycott.

The Bureau is charged with administering and enforcing the Antiboycott Laws under the Export Administration Act.

Those laws discourage, and in some circumstances, prohibit U.S. companies from furthering or supporting the boycott of Israel sponsored by the Arab League, and certain Moslem countries, including complying with certain requests for information designed to verify compliance with the boycott.

Compliance with such requests may be prohibited by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and may be reportable to the Bureau.

The penalties for taking part in the boycott range from fines of tens of thousands of dollars to multiple years in prison.


The Export Admnistration Act (EAA) specifies penalties for violations of the Antiboycott Regulations as well as export control violations. These can include:


The penalties imposed for each “knowing” violation can be a fine of up to $50,000 or five times the value of the exports involved, whichever is greater, and imprisonment of up to five years.

During periods when the EAR are continued in effect by an Executive Order issued pursuant to the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, the criminal penalties for each “willful” violation can be a fine of up to $50,000 and imprisonment for up to ten years.


For each violation of the EAR any or all of the following may be imposed:

  • General denial of export privileges;
  • The imposition of fines of up to $11,000 per violation; and/or
  • Exclusion from practice.

Boycott agreements under the TRA involve the denial of all or part of the foreign tax benefits discussed above.

When the EAA is in lapse, penalties for violation of the Antiboycott Regulations are governed by the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (IEEPA).

The IEEPA Enhancement Act provides for penalties of up to the greater of $250,000 per violation or twice the value of the transaction for administrative violations of Antiboycott Regulations, and up to $1 million and 20 years imprisonment per violation for criminal antiboycott violations. (Source)

This law essentially makes supporting a boycott on Israel a federal crime. Despite the numerous atrocities committed by the Israeli regime, we’re now forced to buy their imports at the barrel of a gun.

7 Responses

  1. National Socialist says:

    5 War Veteran. Let’s cut the Zionist Crap it’s the Former Roman Elites who’s playing other countries with one another to gain their side through Genocide.
    You need to learn more before you spew crap arguments.

    • 5 War Veteran says:

      Hmmm, I have been doing full time research for 17 years. While I am always willing to learn more however my research went past what you are promoting about 13 years ago.
      There is plenty enough evidence to support what I provide.
      This is not some sort of competition however should you choose to provide supporting data I am sure it would be appreciated.
      Lately Pakalert Press has provided supporting data on exactly what I have.

  2. 5 War Veteran says:

    The Zionists lie and create laws that protect themselves from people who learn the truth about their lying conniving thieving business dealings and we are screwed because they own the lawyers. They own the banks and they own the media and they own the US Government.

  3. Ken Snyder says:

    So,it’s either love the interlopers or be fined or jailed for not doing so.Actually,I can understand this as isra-hell is the most hated entity in the world and what other recourse do they have but to threaten and intimidate all who don’t agree with their murderous agenda.

    • John Cook says:

      @Ken, So true (re being hated) and they are assidusly using all there natural sneakiness and general deception and outright lying and “Lawyer mentality” (that the Jewish culture trains into children) to start world war three. Something that has been part of the plan of the people Behind Zionism for more than a hundred years. Look up Albert Pike, then look for the connections between him ans the originators of Zionism…

      One thing is for sure, they don’t give a fuk about human life, even Jewish life if it will creat a good effect like the “holocaust”. The eternal victim has worked for a long time, don’t be surprised if they sacrifice a LOT of isralies in the near future. They are thinking long term. They want “Greater Israel” and they are as ruthless and remorseless as any psychopath.

  4. Chaos says:

    Privately all true Patriots can boycott Israel. Don’t buy that Yuppie brown dishwater called Starbucks (made from the blood of Palestinian children …metaphorically speaking) . Quit drinking soda because it’s Garbage anyway because Coke and Pepsi are owned by Zionist Jews. Soda leads to Obesity and many health problems like Diabetes unless you want the Corporate Jews to enslave your health along with your mind and your freedom. Home Jewpot is not the only supplier of building products. Go local and support the smaller building products companies. Boycott Disney as much as you can, ever since it was controlled by Zionist Jews Disney has been producing mind numbing social propaganda GARBAGE. You don’t have to watch or believe CNN, MSNBC, FOX or any of the Zionist Media Giants. Boycott Jew Owned Monsanto and their “Roundup” weedkiller along with their GMO Corn products. The List of Zionist Owned Corporations and their products is staggering as the Human Race has allowed the “Self Chosen People” to Infect the world. The Parasitic six tentacle beast is bleeding the world and the best way to stop it is to chop off it’s tentacles and strike for the head!
    I find it Ironic when people refer to these huge EVIL corporations and the “Banksters” as “Globalists”. Globalists, Banksters , Corporate Bosses, Media Giants and a majority of our EVIL (US) Government are Zionist Jews. The Gentiles in Government are just Zionist Lapdogs, Puppets and Prostitutes to be bitch-slapped around by their Jewish Pimp-Masters.

  5. Leo says:

    why would this shock anyone ? the Zionist own the media entertainment business and rule the western banking systems as well . complete total control

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