The Algemeiner reports: JNS.org – North Carolina became the latest US state whose legislature has passed a measure opposing the anti-Israel BDS movement.
A bill titled “Divestment from Companies That Boycott Israel” requires North Carolina state institutions to cease all contracts with companies that boycott Israeli companies and/or products made in Israel. The bill passed the North Carolina House of Representatives 96-19 following a 45-3 vote in the state’s senate. Governor Roy Cooper is expected to sign the legislation.
“The state of North Carolina has long been a trading partner with Israel and thanks to this legislation, that connection will not be hindered. North Carolina businesses conduct $140 million per year in exports and commerce with Israel,” said a joint statement from North Carolina’s Jewish Federations.
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