Maryland legislators to introduce anti-BDS bill

Maryland legislators to introduce anti-BDS bill

MD Senator Bobby Zirkin with Rabbi Sadwin at the Maryland Jewish Alliance advocacy event organized by the Jewish Community Relations Council. (see here)

On Jan. 18 the Baltimore Jewish Times reported: “Maryland lawmakers and Jewish advocacy groups are in the process of putting the final touches on a bill that would ban companies that support the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel from doing business with the state.”

The article, by Justin Silberman, reports that Maryland legislators “are working with the Baltimore Jewish Council and Jewish Community Relations Council of Greater Washington (JCRC) on the legislation.”

According to the article, the bill’s lead sponsor in the Senate,Sen. Bobby Zirkin,  said: “I just want to ensure that this ridiculous messenger movement against Israel never sees the light of day in our state,” Zirkin said.

Two other legislators eager to show solidarity with Israel by opposing BDS efforts are Sandy Rosenberg (D-District 41) and Shelly Hettleman (D-District 11)…

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RELATED: Information from BDS organizers opposing this legislation