Nashville, Tennessee, USA (3/8/2016) – Proclaiming Justice to The Nations (PJTN) commends Florida State Senator Miguel Diaz de la Portilla and State Representative Lori Berman for their leadership for spearheading the adoption of two separate resolutions condemning the anti-Semitic BDS movement on March 2 and February 10, 2016, respectively. Following months of campaigning efforts by Florida’s PJTN watchmen, the anti- BDS resolutions were championed by PJTN’s newly appointed Chairman and long-time Miami, Florida businessman and Founder of the Florida Prepaid College Program, Mr. Stanley G. Tate.
The Senate version added the following: BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the Florida Senate urges the President of the United States to order withdrawal of the United States Customs and Border Protection statement dated January 23, 2016, entitled “West Bank Country of Origin Marking Requirements, ” so that goods made in the West Bank can continue to be properly labeled “Made in Israel.”
This is the 6th resolution passed as part of PJTN’s national campaign led by watchmen across the country following their first success in Tennessee in April 2015. Recently, Alabama became the 5th state to pass a similar version of Tennessee’s resolution with Indiana, Pennsylvania and New York also following Tennessee’s lead. During the past year PJTN watchmen from 47 US States and 11 countries worldwide have joined PJTN’s anti-BDS efforts to pass similar motions in their areas.
Stanley Tate, Chairman of PJTN commented, “The BDS movement is attempting to financially cripple the State of Israel by using economic warfare based on false libels against the only true democracy in the Middle-East. We will not stand by and watch as these anti-Semites attempt to destroy the only Jewish State.” Tate added, “After a political life that has spanned over six decades, I was proud to join forces with PJTN to eradicate any remnant of the BDS movement in America. My experience has proven that passing these types of resolutions is one of the quickest and most effective ways to launch our anti-BDS efforts.”
Stanley Tate was appointed Chairman of PJTN’s distinguished Board last January. He was also recently awarded the organization’s celebrated Tree of Life award for dedicating his life to defend the State of Israel and the Jewish people. Tate is the last surviving founding member of AIPAC and has been personal confidant and aid to multiple U.S. presidents.
Laurie Cardoza-Moore, Founder and President of PJTN declared that, “We will not stop until every single U.S. state comes out publicly condemning the anti-Semitic BDS movement. In Nazi Germany, Hitler and his minions painted the Star of David on Jewish businesses. Today, world leaders are targeting the Jewish State. We call upon Christians, Jews and people of conscience across America to join us in pushing for similar resolutions in their home states.” She concluded her comments with a quote from the Biblical prophet Isaiah, “For Zion’s sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem’s sake I will not hold my peace, till her vindication shines out like the dawn, her salvation like a blazing torch.”
Proclaiming Justice to the Nations (PJTN), a 501c3 non-profit organization, was established to educate Christians about their Biblical responsibility to stand with their Jewish brethren and Israel, utilizing powerful film and video presentations, a variety of grassroots rallies, events and speaking engagements to facilitate dialogue between the Christian and Jewish communities in support of the State of Israel and against global genocidal anti-Semitism. In recent months the organization has led the struggle against BDS in America with a wave of state resolutions and the upcoming release of a new documentary film that will expose the truth behind the BDS movement.