"By executing this Agreement below, the Applicant verifies that the Applicant: (1) does not boycott Israel; and (2) will not boycott Israel during the term of this Agreement", the form states.
"The Supreme Court ruled decades ago that political boycotts are protected by the First Amendment, and other decisions have established that the government may not require individuals to sign a certification regarding their political expression in order to obtain employment, contracts, or other benefits", the ACLU wrote in a statement, referring to a 1982 decision that ruled that an NAACP boycott of a white-owned business in MS was a protected form of free association and expression.
The Israel boycott provision in Dickinson's application is a strict interpretation of a Texas state law passed earlier this year that prohibits state agencies from contracting with companies that boycott Israel.
Critics, including the ACLU, are condemning not only the city's requirement but also Texas's anti-protest law-and similiar measures enacted across the USA and under consideration in Congress-as violations of constitutional free speech rights.
Israel to join USA in quitting Unesco
According to Foreign Policy , France's United Nations ambassador, François Delattre, hoped the USA would stay within UNESCO . The critical juncture François Delattre referred to may be the selection of UNESCO's new director-general.
OUTRAGEOUS - a condition of hurricane relief in Dickinson, TX requires that you agree not to Boycott Israel.
Dickinson's attorney, David Olsen, told Houston's ABC affiliate "until someone tells them something differently, they are obligated by state law to place this clause in their application". Ultimately, the Supreme Court ruled that such political boycotts were a form of free expression and association and thus protected by the First Amendment.
"As Israel's number one trading partner in the United States, Texas is proud to reaffirm its support for the people of Israel and we will continue to build on our historic partnership", Abbott said in a statement.
"The city in no way advocates on behalf of the underlying political issue, but we're doing everything in our power to follow state law", he said.
Before you can receive any money from the City of Dickinson to start rebuilding your home or your business, the city is going to need you to make a few promises. The teacher, Esther Koontz, did not sign the contract due to her religious beliefs, and was denied funding. Kallinen said when it comes to individuals, there may be questions about how the law is interpreted.
The iPhone X, with its edge-to-edge screen and new form factor, is the new flagship phone from the company. Shares of Apple on Nasdaq were trading down 2.45 percent to $155.77 as of 3pm BST Thursday afternoon.
In the same area, an illegally constructed multi-storey building was demolished after it tilted to one side in August. Following the incident, the administration rushed police and firefighters to the spot to carry out rescue work.
However, he also said that it's not as high a priority as enforcing rules on trolls and people putting out abusive tweets. Twitter's approach to policing content has been under more intense scrutiny in recent months.
The meteors will burst in every direction imaginable, so it might not even be necessary for you to look for the constellation. The best bet is to find a secluded spot outdoors with clear skies, and minimal city lights, according to Space.com.
The group is managing the global glut of crude oil after noticing the prices halve and revenues dip sharply in the recent times. Oil prices rose after Iraqi forces entered Kirkuk, briefly cutting some crude output from OPEC's second-biggest producer.
The agency, citing an unnamed security official, said that a number of militants were killed but gave no further details. It also said that 13 policemen, including four officers and nine conscripts, were injured and one policeman was missing.
Sally Ride and Mae Jemisons build features a launchpad and Space Shuttle Challenger with three removable rocket stages. LEGO was really shooting for the stars with these incredible sets that will be available for purchase on November 1st.
Unlike other smart tags which uses Bluetooth LE, Samsung Connect Tag uses narrowband network technology (NB-IoT, Cat.M1). The Connect Tag will be available in South Korea first before arriving in other locations over the coming months.
He said he was a big-time agent in L.A. and he worked at APA , ' Lindsey said. adding that Grasham promised to make him a star. Lucas Ozarowski also used Facebook to share his story about Grasham . "I didn't know who he was".
He expressed the resolve to continue the war against terrorism "till the elimination of the last terrorist". Chief Minister Sanaullah Zehri told reporters that the bomb contained 80 kilogrammes of explosive material.
For the stretched mode where both the screens act as one, the phone will run the tablet version of the app. But ZTE comes with a big surprise and silently introduced the new ZTE Axon M smartphone with dual screens.
Spanish Catalonia move likened to Franco
European Union leaders have backed the Madrid government in its handling of the crisis, which Rajoy insists is an internal matter. Rajoy said new elections should be called for Catalonia within six months but that he wanted it to happen as soon as possible.
Sensex climbs 211 pts on positive economic data points
The 30-scrip Sensitive Index (Sensex) was trading 122.17 points or 0.38 per cent higher during the afternoon trade. On this basis, the Sensex rose by 201 points to 32, 634, while the Nifty advanced 63 points to 10,200.
Himachal polls on Nov 9, results on Dec 18
Voting for the 68-seat Himachal Pradesh Assembly will take place on November 9 and the results will be declared on December 18. Union minister Jitender Singh said that Congress party was questioning the wisdom and prudence of the constitutional body.
Turkey welcomes Hamas-Fatah reconciliation
But one central issue has yet to be discussed: the fate of Hamas' militant wing and cache of rockets and weapons. In an online posting later, Netanyahu warned that the deal would make "peace much harder to achieve".
Facebook now lets you order food without leaving Facebook
On Friday, the social networking site announced that you'll now be able to order food for pick up and delivery through Facebook . However, the company made no comment as to how long that option was live, or what percentage of users on Facebook had it to use.
Modi, Nitish To Share Dais For First Time After Patch-Up
Referring to Ganga, Modi said: "If there was no Ganga, I do not know what condition our land would have been in". This was PM Modi's first ever full-fledged tour of the state since joining the hands with Nitish Kumar-led JDU.