TIP applauds Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker for opposing BDS; WI becomes #24 to stand up against anti-Semitism
(WASHINGTON, D.C., October 27) – The Israel Project today applauded Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker’s decision to sign an executive order barring Wisconsin from contracting with companies participating in discriminatory practices against Israel.
Under the new executive order, state agencies will not do business with companies participating in the discriminatory Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, and no Wisconsin tax dollars will go to support this form of anti-Semitic hatred.
Responding to Governor Walker’s decision to sign the order, TIP CEO and President Josh Block issued the following statement:
“The Israel Project is grateful to Governor Walker for his leadership in fighting against BDS discrimination. For years, Israel – and only Israel – has been targeted by this deceptive attempt to delegitimize its very right to exist. BDS proponents do not seek a better life for the Palestinians, nor do they aim to create a political environment favorable to a lasting peace between Israel and its neighbors. Their true aim is the destruction of the Jewish state. From the North to South, in blue and red states – and with strong bipartisan support – lawmakers in 24 states have now declared BDS a form of discrimination and sent a clear signal that their states will not tolerate or condone taxpayer dollars going to subsidize anti-Israel hate.”
About The Israel Project
The Israel Project (TIP) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan educational organization that provides factual information about Israel and the Middle East to the press, policymakers and the public. Founded in 2003, TIP works in multiple languages to provide real-time background information, images, maps, audio, video, graphics and direct access to newsmakers. To learn more about TIP, visit http://www.theisraelproject.org.