Growing Support for Israel and Fighting Terrorism
Faith and Freedom with Liberty Counsel’s Mat Staver and Holly Meade… An 11-minute weekday radio program discussing hot topics in the area of religious liberty, the sanctity of human life and the family.
There’s movement taking place both on the state and the national level to oppose terrorism and to oppose those who oppose Israel. The first one we’re going to talk about is in North Carolina and the next is at the United States Foreign Relations Committee. We’ll talk about it on Faith and Freedom.
Mat Staver: Well, Holly, in North Carolina, good things happen. Governor Roy Cooper has now signed a bill into law called the Divestment from Companies that Boycott Israel, which prohibits North Carolina from investing in or contracting with companies that boycott the state of Israel. This was sponsored by Representative Stephen Ross, and directs that the state treasurer adopt a policy prohibiting the state retirement system and the Department of the Treasurer from investing in companies that are boycotting Israel. It goes into effect October 1.
Now, this is one of many states that have come online with anti-BDS — or Boycott Divestment and Sanction — legislation. BDS is a movement that was started by some Palestinian Muslims to delegitimize Israel…
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