In a speech to The Harvard Club, Cuomo said New York would “lead by example.”
“We are also a place of action,” he continued. “We want to take immediate action because we want Israel to know that we’re on their side. If you boycott against Israel, New York will boycott you.”
The point of a boycott is that it is impossible to construe it as other than passive, civil disobedience. To criminalize it speaks volumes.
— Aaron Bady (@zunguzungu) June 5, 2016
The executive order will instruct the Office of General Services to compile a list over the next six months of groups, businesses and individuals supporting the “Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions” (BDS) movement, according to Haaretz.
@NYGovCuomo This order is a serious reach. As a NY business owner, I will support the BDS movement. You can’t tell me how to run my business
— Cryin Johnson (@CryinJohnson) June 5, 2016
@NYGovCuomo History will put you in the same space as those who refused to boycott South Africa. Congrats!
— Justin (@_JGR) June 5, 2016
After completion of the process, executive-branch companies will be required to distance themselves from any organization or person on the list.
“The State of New York will not permit its own investment activity to further the BDS campaign in any way, shape or form, whether directly or indirectly,” the order states.
Day 1 as a pro-BDS voice in New York under Czar Cuomo’s anti-BDS executive order. The authorities…