Jewish Voice for Peace Statement on Gov. Cuomo’s Executive Order on BDS
05 June 2016 Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions/Press Release
Shame on Governor Cuomo for using an anti-democratic executive order to push through a McCarthyite attack on a movement for justice. Boycotts have long been a tactic of social justice movements to bring about urgently needed change for a more just and equal society, and the movement for Palestinian rights should not be singled out.
This executive order shows how out of touch the political leadership is with the growing numbers of Americans who support the use of nonviolent tactics to achieve freedom and equality for Palestinians.