The Indiana House of Representatives has unanimously passed new legislation that targets businesses or other entities that engage in the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement. It was sponsored by state House Speaker Brian Bosma and passed on Jan. 25.
In Florida, anti-Israeli groups have rallied to block a bill prohibiting the state from doing business with companies that boycott Israel which was passed earlier this month by the state’s House Appropriations Committee.
Florida was the fifth state to take action against BDS after Tennessee, New York, Indiana and Pennsylvania. In New York, the prohibition was enacted by expanding existing state law barring any state contract or investment with parties “seeking to economically harm American allies.”