Jewish Leaders Welcome Signing of Anti-BDS Legislation in Kentucky

New York, NY

Arthur Stark, Chairman, and Malcolm Hoenlein, Executive Vice Chairman/CEO of the Conference of Presidents of Major American Jewish Organizations, issued the following statement:

"The Conference of Presidents welcomes Kentucky Governor Matt Bevin’s signing of Senate Bill 143 last week, which allows Kentucky to deny contracts to companies that engage in efforts to boycott Israel. This legislation solidifies Governor Bevin's Executive Order 2018-905 from last fall, and demonstrates the Commonwealth of Kentucky's strong support for the Jewish state.

Kentucky is the 26th state to enact legislation combatting the viciously antisemitic Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) campaign. We look forward to the remaining 24 states rejecting the pernicious BDS campaign in the days ahead."

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