JERUSALEM – Nevada is the latest U.S. state to introduce legislation combating anti-Israel boycotts, JNS reported.
Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchinson and pro-Israel activists initiated Senate 26, a new resolution countering the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. It is similar to bills introduced in a dozen other states.
“We have a unique opportunity in the coming legislative session to send a powerful message that the hateful and discriminatory environment fostered by BDS has no place in Nevada,” said Israeli-American Coalition for Action Chairman Shawn Evenhaim. “The IAC for Action is grateful to Lieutenant Governor Mark Hutchison and the state legislators of Nevada for their courageous leadership on this issue.”
Neville Pokroy, chairperson of the IAC for Action Government Relations Committee in Las Vegas, added that the Israeli-American community is ready to unite with other Nevada residents to “make a big difference in the fight against hate and discrimination.”
Other states that have passed anti-BDS bills include New York, Florida, Tennessee, Indiana and Pennsylvania. At least 35 states are said to be mulling similar legislation.