A messianic Jewish leader calls it an outrage that a group of Christian leaders are defending the right to boycott Israel.
According to the Christian Post, a coalition of 17 liberal Christian groups sent a letter to Congress, urging lawmakers to reject a bill that would make it official U.S. policy to oppose boycotts of Israel.
The Israel Anti-Boycott Act would amend the Export Administration Act of 1979 to prohibit support of international state-sponsored boycotts of Israel by U.S. citizens engaged in interstate or international commerce.
Jan Markell, founder and director of Olive Tree Ministries, says the BDS movement, active now for several years, is attempting to hurt Israel economically.
"It's an effort," she says, "to hurt her image around the world."
Still another goal is to paint Israel as a bully around the world, when it fact it's just the opposite.
"It's the terrorists in the Middle East, mainly the Palestinians represented by the Palestinian Authority and Hamas, are the two bullies," Markell says. "And Israel is trying to defend herself continually."