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New Jersey Passes Legislation Prohibiting BDS

New Jersey Capitol Building (Photo: wikicommons/lowlova)

America and her people continue to show their support for Israel by acting against the Boycott, Sanctions and Divestment (BDS) movement. The Jerusalem Post reports that New Jersey is the 21st state to pass legislation that will keep the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel:

The New Jersey Legislature passed legislation that prohibits the state from investing pension and annuity funds in companies that boycott Israel or Israeli businesses.

The bipartisan bill in response to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, movement against Israel passed the state’s General Assembly on Monday by a vote of 69-3 with 2 abstentions. It unanimously passed the state Senate in May...

“It is important to the economic well-being of New Jersey that persons or entities conducting commercial trade and doing business in the State do not engage in boycotts of a legitimate and viable partner with whom New Jersey can enjoy open trade contracting,” according to the legislation. “Therefore, it is in the best interest of this State that a statutory prohibition be enacted to prohibit the investment of public employee retirement funds in companies boycotting Israel.”

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