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June 12, 2020
Oklahoma’s governor signs anti-Israel boycott legislation
By Marcy Oster
(JTA) — Oklahoma can no longer contract with companies that boycott Israel.
On Tuesday, Gov. Kevin Stitt, a Republican, signed a bill that would apply to state contracts over $100,000, unless the company is officially exempted by the Oklahoma secretary of state. The measure says that Oklahoma may not enter into contracts with companies that advocate boycotts, divestment or sanctions against Israel, a reference to the BDS movement against Israel.
In March, attorneys with the Oklahoma chapters of the American Civil L...