Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker speaking at the 2017 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) in National Harbor, Maryland. [Photo Credit: Gage Skidmore]
The governor of Wisconsin, Scott Walker, signed an executive order on Friday barring the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel or the communities in Judea and Samaria. The executive order can can be read on the governor’s official website and in the governor’s Facebook post below. The following are excerpt’s from the recent bill:
“The State of Israel and Wisconsin enjoy a robust trading relationship, with Wisconsin exporting over $80 million annually to Israel and importing over $200 million annually from Israel.
Agencies may not execute a contract with a business entity if that entity is engaging in a boycott of Israel. Further, agencies shall reserve the right to terminate any contract with a business entity that engages in a boycott of Israel during the term of the contract.”
Wisconsin joins at least 23 other states in the United States with active legislation banning state business with companies that support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement, or BDS, against Israel.
Among the states that have passed anti-BDS legislation in recent months are: Alabama, Arizona, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Indiana, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee and Virginia.
Lev Haolam thanks Scott Walker and the state of Wisconsin for taking action to stop BDS from harming Israel. We hope to continue to report on more states in the US joining the fight against the BDS movement. Consider showing your support for the pioneers of Judea and Samaria by subscribing to our Surprise Monthly Package Project.