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File #: Res 1058-2016    Version: Name: Condemning all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the global movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction the people of Israel.
Type: Resolution Status: Adopted
Committee: Committee on Contracts
On agenda: 5/5/2016
Enactment date: Law number:
Title: Resolution condemning all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the global movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction the people of Israel.
Sponsors: Andrew Cohen, Chaim M. Deutsch, Daniel R. Garodnick, David G. Greenfield, Barry S. Grodenchik, Ben Kallos, Karen Koslowitz, Rory I. Lancman, Mark Levine, Alan N. Maisel, Mark Treyger, Helen K. Rosenthal, Ritchie J. Torres, Rafael Salamanca, Jr., Fernando Cabrera , Annabel Palma, Andy L. King, Vanessa L. Gibson, Vincent J. Gentile, Rafael L. Espinal, Jr., Donovan J. Richards, Peter A. Koo, James Vacca, James G. Van Bramer, Paul A. Vallone, Corey D. Johnson, Inez E. Dickens, Mathieu Eugene, Margaret S. Chin, Elizabeth S. Crowley, Brad S. Lander, Stephen T. Levin, Joseph C. Borelli, Steven Matteo, Eric A. Ulrich
Council Member Sponsors: 35
Attachments: 1. Res. No. 1058 - 5/5/16, 2. Proposed Res. No. 1058-A - 8/25/16, 3. Committee Report 9/8/16, 4. Hearing Testimony 9/8/16, 5. Hearing Transcript 9/8/16, 6. Committee Report 9/14/16, 7. Hearing Transcript 9/14/16, 8. September 14, 2016 - Stated Meeting Agenda with Links to Files, 9. Hearing Transcript - Stated Meeting 9-14-16, 10. Minutes of the Stated Meeting - September 14, 2016
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Res. No. 1058-A

 

Resolution condemning all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the global movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction the people of Israel.

 

By Council Member Cohen, Deutsch, Garodnick, Greenfield, Grodenchik, Kallos, Koslowitz, Lancman, Levine, Maisel, Treyger, Rosenthal, Torres, Salamanca, Cabrera, Palma, King, Gibson, Gentile, Espinal, Richards, Koo, Vacca, Van Bramer, Vallone, Johnson, Dickens, Eugene, Chin, Crowley, Lander, Levin, Borelli, Matteo and Ulrich

 

Whereas, The Global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions Movement (BDS Movement) is a campaign seeking to exclude the Israeli people from the economic, cultural, and academic life of humanity; and

Whereas, This movement targets not just the Israeli government but Israeli academic, cultural, and civil society institutions, as well as individual Israeli citizens of all political persuasions, and in some cases even Jews of other nationalities who support Israel; and

Whereas, The Global BDS Movement targets Israel and only Israel, while ignoring the world’s myriad despotic regimes; and

Whereas, Israel is far and away the most democratic and open society in the Middle East, with well-established rights for religious minorities, women, and LGBT citizens that far exceeds those of any other nation in the region; and

Whereas, The Global BDS Movement does not recognize the right of the Jewish people to national self-determination; and

Whereas, Some of the BDS Movement’s supporters and leaders have trafficked in unacceptable anti-Semitic rhetoric, including comparison of Israeli policy to that of Nazi Germany; and

Whereas, University-based BDS efforts violate the core goals of the university and global cultural development, which thrive on a free and open exchange and debate; and

Whereas, Both Israelis and Palestinians have the right to live in safe and secure states, free from fear and violence, with mutual recognition; and

Whereas, The Global BDS Movement does not support the two-state solution, a goal which can only be reached through direct negotiations between Israel and the Palestinians; and

Whereas, Israel is an ally of the United States and has a long-standing relationship with the City of New York; and

                     Whereas, The City of New York has the largest population of Jewish residents in the nation and is home to the largest Jewish community outside of Israel; now, therefore be it

                     Resolved, That the Council of the City of New York condemns all efforts to delegitimize the State of Israel and the global movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction its government and people.

 

 

LS#7125

6/27/2016