On June 9, a crowd of several hundred in New York City vehemently voiced their protest of a recent anti-BDS executive order by Gov. Andrew Cuomo. BDS is the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement that supports Palestinian rights by boycotting Israeli economic interests. Rallying in front of Cuomo’s midtown office, the crowd chanted: “Not another nickel! Not another dime! No more money for Israel’s crimes!” and “Cuomo! Cuomo! Don’t you know, Israeli apartheid’s got to go!”
Demonstrators held high a defiant banner that read: “We will continue to boycott Israel for justice.” Cuomo’s order establishes state penalties against organizations that support BDS. The action was called by Adalah-NY: The New York Campaign for the Boycott of Israel and Jewish Voice for Peace.