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NY Governor Announces Executive Order Against BDS Movement

Governor Andrew Cuomo
Office of Gov. Andrew Cuomo

In solidarity with Israel, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced an executive order against the BDS Movement.

Appearing Sunday in New York City just before the Celebrate Israel Parade, Governor Cuomo said New York will remain a “true friend” to Israel, and that the Jewish state and Empire State share a “common enemy” with the pro-Palestinian Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

“And it’s very simple. If you boycott against Israel, New York will boycott you. If you divert revenues from Israel, New York will divert revenues from you. If you sanction Israel, New York will sanction you. Period,” said Cuomo.

The BDS campaign says it calls for full equality for Arab-Palestinian citizens in Israel, seeks an end to end Israeli settlements in Palestinian lands, and the return of Palestinian refugees.

Lucas Willard is a reporter and host at WAMC Northeast Public Radio, which he joined in 2011.
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