Jewish advocacy group admits the new California law that officially blocks state-contracted companies from engaging in any anti-Israel boycott, divestment or sanctions activities, sends an unmistakable message: California wants no part of the BDS movement’s tactics.
By Israel Hayom Staff
California Governor Jerry Brown on Saturday signed into law a bill targeting the anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions movement, effectively barring state-contracted companies from pursuing any discriminatory practices when dealing with Israel, Israeli companies or Israeli-made products.
California Governor Jerry Brown at a Rally in Sacramento. – Photo: Mark Miller/Wikipedia Commons
The California State Senate approved the bill by a vote of 34 to one on Aug. Continue Reading »
In a major move to stop singling out just Israel, the California Combating BDS Act of 2016 was “overwhelmingly passed” in the state Assembly by the unanimous vote of 60-0.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
The State of California dealt another blow to the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) Movement Wednesday following the passage of a bill aimed at hampering businesses from participating in “discriminatory boycotts” against Israel, according to weekly publication The Jewish Journal.
California state legislature - Photo: Wikimedia Commons
The California Combating BDS Act of 2016, also known as Assembly Bill 2844, was “overwhelmingly passed” by a vote of 60-0 in the state Assembly, which is now expected to be signed into law by Governor Jerry Brown in the coming weeks. Continue Reading »
This newest legislation, the second of its kind, prohibits all State of California bodies from maintaining ties with organizations (BDS) intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, or otherwise limit commercial relations by singling out only the State of Israel.
By Israel Hayom Staff
The Israeli American Council marked a significant achievement this week when the California legislator passed a bill barring all state bodies, including universities, from maintaining ties with organizations that support anti-Israel boycott, divestment and sanctions activities, Israel Hayom learned Thursday.
Israel American Coalition for Action head Shawn Evenhaim – Photo: Uri Lenz
The bill prohibits state bodies from investing in companies “engaging in actions that are politically motivated and are intended to penalize, inflict economic harm on, or otherwise limit commercial relations with the State of Israel, or companies based in the State of Israel or in territories controlled by the State of Israel.” Continue Reading »
Israel to provide Beverly Hills with its know-how in cybersecurity & water conservation, which may bring millions of dollars to Israeli coffers if major projects are signed, as were with other municipalities in California.
By Itamar Eichner
The city of Beverly Hills has unanimously agreed to sign a strategic agreement with Israel.
At a time when the word agreement is mentioned in the United States primarily in the Iranian context, it was the Beverly Hills municipality that unanimously passed a resolution to sign a strategic agreement with the Israel a few days ago.
Entrance to Beverly Hills – Photo: Peter Halmagyi
The vote on the resolution was accompanied by voters’ cheers. Continue Reading »