onsdag 13 april 2016

Rick Scotts stopp för handel med anti-israeliska företag lovordas

Floridas guvernör Rick Scott signerade förra månaden en lag som förbjuder Floridas regering från att handla med företag som bojkottar Israel. Scott släppte då följande meddelande:

"I am proud to sign this important bill into law and join the Florida Legislature in sending this message: The State of Florida will not waver in our support of Israel, one of our greatest allies and friends. The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement is fueled by anti-Semitism, and has no place in Florida or any part of the world that values freedom and democracy."

John Block, CEO för The Israel Project, skriver i Orlando Sentinel hur han är nöjd med guvernör Scotts agerande:

The Florida Pro-Israel community agrees with the governor and Democrats and Republicans in the state Legislature: Boycotts, divestments and sanctions of Israel are counterproductive to the goal of peace, antithetical to freedom of speech and part of a greater effort to undermine the Jewish people's right to self-determination in their homeland. We stand united in our condemnation of calls and campaigns to boycott Israeli institutions, products and companies that do business with Israel.

Florida's new law is a major blow against anti-Israel bigotry and discrimination. We applaud Scott and the state Legislature for their leadership on passing this historic law.

Källa: Orlando Sentinel

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