In January of this year, South Dakota Governor Kristi Noem signed an executive order against the BDS Movement. Noem’s executive order prohibits state offices from doing business with companies that boycott Israel. In the coming days Missouri Governor Mike Parson will do the same, and Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt will soon follow. This would bring the number of states who have enacted anti-BDS legislation to 30. The BDS Movement is a neo-Nazi and anti-Semitic hate group. No governor should allow the BDS Movement to operate in their state.
American Jewish Committee applauds passage of Missouri anti-BDS bill
The new bill will prohibit Missouri and its associate subdivisions from forming contracts worth over $100,000 with companies that employ more than 10 employees.
By Jerusalem Post, May 15, 2020
The American Jewish Committee (AJC), a Jewish advocacy group based in New York City, applauded the decision of the Missouri General Assembly, representing the State Senate and House of Representatives, on its bipartisan passage of SB 739, or the “Anti-Discrimination Against Israel Act,” in a press release on Thursday.The new bill will prohibit Missouri and its associate subdivisions from forming contracts worth over $100,000 with companies that employ more than 10 employees and engage in the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The stated nature of the bill follows the State of Missouri’s public policy against discrimination in business partnerships with private companies.As noted in the press statement, the bill is not designed to penalize or infringe on individual rights to freedom of expression or companies that wish to pursue a boycott. Similarly, the statement also references US federal law with regards to the government’s rejection of boycott’s against American strategic allies.Missouri follows other states that have sought to crackdown of BDS activities, whether on US campuses or elsewhere, including Alabama, California, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, South Carolina and Texas.Missouri will be the 29th state to pass anti-BDS bills or enforce orders.“The legislature has taken bold action to combat the insidious and hateful BDS movement that singles out Israel and encourages punitive actions against its economy and citizens. We look forward to Gov. Parson signing this important bill into law,” said Nancy Lisker, director of AJC St. Louis Region.
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