Walker signs bill against Israel boycotters | Wisconsin Jewish Chronicle

Walker signs bill against Israel boycotters


Gov. Scott Walker signed an Israel-related bill into law on April 3, in the presence of several activists and political figures. The legislation bars the state from entering into contracts with companies that boycott Israel. The law applies to companies, not people, and only to contracts in excess of $100,000.

Pictured from left to right are Rachel Vander Wiele, aide to Rep. Dale Kooyenga, a sponsor; Glendale resident and Israel Defense Forces veteran Peter Gilbert; Rabbi Paula Winnig, executive director of the Jewish Federation of Madison; Elana Kahn, director of the Jewish Community Relations Council of Milwaukee Jewish Federation; the Rev. Tim McMurtry, Jr.; Nancy Nasvik; state Sen. Leah Vukmir, a sponsor; and Tony Nasvik.