NIF praises ACLU's defense of BDS

Left-wing Israel organization praises attempt to repeal Kansas anti-BDS law.

Gary Willig ,

New Israel Fund
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The New Israel Fund (NIF) praised the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) for its lawsuit against an anti-BDS law of the State of Kansas.

"Thank you to the @ACLU for your leadership on this," the NIF wrote on it's Twitter account Wednesday, linking to the ACLU's announcement of its lawsuit against the prohibiting the state from doing business with companies that participate in the BDS movement against Israel.

Thank you to the @ACLU for your leadership on this.

— New Israel Fund (@NewIsraelFund) October 11, 2017

The New Israel Fund released an official statement endorsing the ACLU's lawsuit.

“No friend of democracy, nor any friend of Israel can, in good conscience, support this or any gag bill that silences dissent and erases the Green Line”, said Daniel Sokatch, CEO of the New Israel Fund. “We don’t support the global BDS movement, but we’re grateful to the ACLU for its work challenging this damaging legislation at the federal and state levels.”

The NIF, a left-wing organisation, has been accused of supporting the BDS movement, working to undermine the State of Israel, and supporting terrorists.

Donations to the NIF have dropped over the past two years, falling approximately 20% in 2016.