(New York, NY) — Senator Todd Kaminsky today issued the following statement after Governor Cuomo signed an executive order to prohibit NYS from doing business with companies who boycott Israel.
“Governor Cuomo’s executive order to combat the BDS movement sends a strong and clear message that New York State and Israel share an unbreakable alliance and attempts to undermine the Jewish homeland will not be tolerated by our state. Bound by a steadfast commitment to freedom and democracy, New York and Israel are integral economic, strategic and cultural partners. Today, we stand together to strengthen the bonds between our state and the Jewish state. This order ensures that New Yorkers’ hard-earned tax dollars do not go towards attempts to delegitimize Israel and other American allies and I was proud to work with Governor Cuomo to get it done.”