Israel is our only ally in the Middle East. After legally acquiring the state multiple times, the media continues to paint a double-standard for the American people of what Israel truly engages in: defense, not aggression. This bill does not violate the first amendment because companies are free to support BDS; however, the US will then not support these companies by eliminating subsidies. BDS is not an organization for peace, nor free speech. They are involved with numerous terrorist organizations, none which support US interests. Do some research and visit Israel before sharing opinions on this issue.