In New York, over 100 people gathered outside of Governor Andrew Cuomo’s office Thursday to protest his signing of an executive order forcing state agencies to divest from any organizations aligned with the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. BDS is an international campaign to pressure Israel to comply with international law and respect Palestinian rights. Protester Rani Allan criticized Cuomo’s order.
Rani Allan: “This order demonstrates our success as the Palestine solidarity movement. It shows that our movement has been expanding, has been getting larger, has been succeeding, has been actually putting pressure on the U.S. government and on the Israeli economy. We will continue our movement, we will continue boycotting, until we actually achieve human rights and social justice for the Palestinian people.”