Federation Hosts Governor Scott’s Signing Ceremony for Bill Fighting BDS (April 6, 2016)
About the Event
The Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County and its Jewish Community Relations Council welcomed hundreds of distinguished guests into Zinman Hall on April 6, 2016 for the ceremonial signing of a state bill in support of Israel. Governor Rick Scott chose the Federation campus to sign SB 86, which prohibits the State Board of Administration from contracting with or investing in companies that boycott Israel.
The bill received nearly unanimous bipartisan support in the 2016 Florida legislative session, and Governor Scott was aptly joined by bill sponsor, Senate President-Designate Joe Negron, State Senators Maria Sachs and Joseph Abruzzo, and Representatives Ritch Workman and Jared Moskowitz. Also flanking the governor during the signing were Lieutenant Governor Carlos Lopez-Cantera and Consul General of Israel Lior Haiat.
Matthew C. Levin, President and CEO of the Jewish Federation of South Palm Beach County welcomed all the dignitaries to the Federation campus and called for continued action to ensure that “if you do business with companies that won’t do business in Israel, you can’t do business in Florida and you can’t do business in South Palm Beach County."
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