The bill gives state and local governments the ability to penalize companies that boycott Israel. Companies that oppose Israeli occupation of Palestine will go out of business when they lose government contracts. Both parties in 26 states have passed laws against companies participating in boycotts against Israel.
AIPAC bought ads on Facebook complaining of Paul’s hold on the funds while CUFI, Christians United for Israel, a Christian-Zionist organization, launched an email campaign to pressure the senator to back away from is position. Paul says he wants time limits on assistance to Israel and cuts in aid to countries that are hostile to the US.