Statement from Rick Fitzgerald, Assistant Vice President for Public Affairs for UM, on behalf of…
Gov. Snyder Signs Anti-BDS Statement
Gov. Rick Snyder signed the Governors United Against BDS statement, an AJC initiative that includes all 50 U.S. governors.
“Gov. Snyder has once again asserted his unequivocal support for Israel and opposition to those who seek to stigmatize and delegitimize a valued partner of Michigan and the only democracy in the Middle East,” said Alicia B. Chandler, new president of JCRC/AJC.
The Governors United Against BDS statement declares that “the goals of the BDS movement are antithetical to our values and the values of our respective states, our support for Israel as a vital U.S. ally, important economic partner and champion of freedom.”
“We are grateful to Gov. Snyder for his leadership in further strengthening Michigan-Israel ties,” said David Kurzmann, executive director of JCRC/AJC.