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Ohio Lawmakers Want To Bar Israel Boycott On College Campuses

(JTA) — Ohio lawmakers introduced a resolution against the boycott of Israel on college campuses.

The measure presented Wednesday in the General Assembly by Rep. Andy Thompson, a Republican, calls for increased ties in business, government, the arts, and education between the state of Ohio and Israel. It also includes a denouncement of the rise in anti-Semitism incidents nationwide.

In March, the Ohio State University student government voted down measures that would have seen the school divest from Israel, according to The Columbus Dispatch. Students debated the issue and protested on campus.

The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement aims to financially hinder Israel by boycotting U.S. companies with Israeli connections.

The statement noted that 10 states have passed similar resolutions and Ohio is the 12th to introduce one, while many others are in the process of doing so.

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