Rep. Zeldin Releases Statement in Support of Martins-Felder Anti-BDS Bill in NYS | Congressman Lee Zeldin

Rep. Zeldin Releases Statement in Support of Martins-Felder Anti-BDS Bill in NYS

January 21, 2016
Press Release

Patchogue, NY - Congressman Lee Zeldin (R, NY-1), member of the House Foreign Affairs Committee and Co-Chair of the House Republican Israel Caucus, released the following statement in support of anti-Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) legislation that passed the New York State Senate yesterday.

Introduced in the State Senate by Senators Jack Martins (Rep) and Simcha Felder (Dem), S. 6378A prohibits New York State from doing business with individuals or corporations involved in the BDS movement targeting Israel. Companion legislation, A.903, was introduced in the State Assembly by Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein (Dem).

“There is no greater ally and strategic partner to the United States than Israel. It’s essential that we remain committed to building a stronger relationship between our two nations. The anti-Semitic ideology harming Israel and her economy through the BDS movement should not be supported in any manner by the United States. I thank the New York State Senate for leading boldly on this important issue, and hope that this legislation will be quickly passed by the State Assembly and signed into law,” Congressman Zeldin said.