BDS Law Faces Challenge From Kansas Christian Pacifist – The Forward
Koontz’s case will hinge on whether the court sees the boycott of Israel in similar terms. But it’s not just Kansas’ law that will be on the line. With support from pro-Israel activists, numerous other states have passed similar anti-boycott laws to protect Israel from the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction the Jewish state, a protest known as BDS. Hauss cited Arizona, Michigan and Texas in particular as states whose laws were “very similar” to the Kansas statute. In New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order last year that also prohibits state contracts with companies or entities supporting BDS.