- EO 2023-05
- In Effect
- In Effect Since
- July 2023
- Anti-boycott, State Contracts, State Investments
- Full Text
- Read EO 2023-05
This anti-boycott executive order prohibits state investment in and state contracts with entities that boycott Israel or Israeli-controlled territories, which would encompass illegal Israeli settlements. This order requires executive branch agencies to notify contracting parties that the agency “will not tolerate” any boycotting of Israel. This order also calls on executive branch agencies to divest investments in companies found to be engaged in a boycott of Israel.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu signed the executive order at an event in the state capital with Israel’s Ambassador to the UN Gilad Erdan. Earlier this year, the state legislature refused to pass similar legislation after advocates raised concerns about the chilling effect on freedom of expression in support of Palestinian rights.