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Cuomo signs Executive Order backing Israel

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Posted at 12:48 PM, Jun 05, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-05 12:48:53-04

Governor Andrew Cuomo issued Executive Order No. 157 on Sunday, which directs state entities to divest all public funds supporting the boycotts, divestment and sanctions campaign against Israel. 

“New York stands in solidarity with Israel today and always. This state will not stand for the politics of discrimination in any form, and we will continue to demonstrate our unwavering support for the people of Israel in the fight for freedom, liberty and democracy,” Governor Cuomo said.

“I’m proud to sign this nation’s leading executive order, which will help protect Israel from the threat of divestment. This order sends the message that this state will do everything in its power to end this hateful, intolerant campaign. New York and Israel share an unbreakable bond and I pray that the Israeli and Palestinian people will find a way to live side by side and find peace, prosperity and security.”

The Governor made the announcement at the Celebrate Israel Parade.