Gov. Greitens signs on to AJC initiative against BDS

Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens has joined AJC’s Governors United Against BDS initiative, a bipartisan collective of governors from across the country united in rejecting the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement and in reaffirming support for Israel as a vital U.S. ally, economic partner and champion of freedom. 

The Governors United statement condemns the BDS movement and “reaffirm[s] our support for Israel as a vital U.S. ally, important economic partner and champion of freedom.” The statement also reaffirms the governors’ commitment to a two-state solution and notes that the BDS movement “undermines peacemaking by suggesting that economic and political pressure on Israel can replace real negotiation.”

“We are deeply grateful for Governor Greitens’ commitment to the U.S.-Israel partnership and for his recognition of the many important economic and cultural ties between Israel and Missouri,” said AJC St. Louis Board President Joan Silber in a news release. “By joining this initiative, Governor Greitens has demonstrated a clear rejection of the BDS movement.”

Governors from 44 states across the country have joined AJC’s initiative. Former Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon previously signed on to the initiative.