Those of us chutz l’aretz (outside the land of Israel) are impacted by this law only in an emotional and spiritual sense. The Knesset can’t legislate what we say or do in the Diaspora. But this is a development which should deeply concern those of us who are emotionally and spiritually invested in the ideals of what we imagine a Jewish state should be.
I hope that the passage of the Boycott Law will offer Diaspora Jews an opportunity to have real conversations about what boycotts and other economic actions mean. I’m often surprised that, in American conversations about BDS (boycott, divestment, and sanctions), people rarely draw a distinction between boycotting or divesting from Israel writ large, and boycotting or divesting from companies which operate in the settlements and/or which profit from the occupation.