'The Missouri legislature has taken bold action to combat the insidious and hateful BDS movement that singles out Israel and encourages punitive actions against its economy and citizens,' said a regional director of the American Jewish Committee.

'My colleagues and I condemn the BDS movement, and we have sent a letter to the Office of Foreign Asset Control requesting an update on  . . . organizations engaged in anti-Semitic hate against our allies in Israel and the Jewish people worldwide,' said Rep. Andy Barr (R-Ky.) at the signing ceremony.

Following a lawsuit on behalf of a teacher who claims that the state’s anti-BDS law infringes on her right to free speech, a federal judge has temporarily blocked it.