Michigan Passes Anti-BDS Legislation

Protesters call for boycott of Israel

The Algemeiner reports:  JNS.org – Michigan has become the latest state to pass legislation aimed at combatting the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement.

The bipartisan legislation prohibiting Michigan from contracting with businesses that boycott a “strategic partner” was passed last month by both the state house and senate, and signed Tuesday by Governor Rick Synder. The bill intends to protect the state’s economy from efforts to restrict trade with Israel, a central goal of the BDS movement.

According to the bill, state agencies “may not enter into a contract with a person to acquire or dispose of supplies, services, or information technology unless the contract includes a representation that the person is not currently engaged in, and an agreement that the person will not engage in” boycotts of allies.

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