Recently, the Israel Heritage Foundation, an organization devoted to supporting sovereignty in Israel and combating bigotry and anti-Semitism, issued a call for Governor Katie Hobbs to remove a cabinet member due to his anti-Israel and anti-Semitic views.
The foundation’s concern is focused on Martin Quezada, a former member of both the Arizona State Senate and House of Representatives, who was recently appointed Registrar of Contractors by Governor Hobbs. Quezada has expressed support for the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which seeks to eliminate Israel as a Jewish state under the guise of ending its alleged oppression of Palestine. This movement has been identified as a hate group that demonizes Israel and aims to harm Jews, making it deeply concerning that a member of the Democratic Party would support it, particularly during a time when inclusiveness is a critical concern. The statement from the Israel Heritage Foundation is available below.