On Monday, Governor Larry Hogan signed an executive order preventing discrimination against Israel. Specifically, the order prohibits the state of Maryland from awarding government contracts to companies that have supported boycotts of Israel.
As a member of the Maryland - Negev Sister State Committee, Debora Fajer-Smith advocated for this outcome alongside other committee members and organizations, including Terps for Israel a club comprised of University of Maryland students. (pictured below)
The Maryland Sister States Program is designed to promote “international cooperation and understanding” between Maryland and various foreign states. Negev has officially been a part of the program since September 2016.
Fajer-Smith has traveled as a citizen-ambassador to the Middle East, Asia, Europe, Africa and Latin America. She believes in giving back to the community she serves. For this, the Daily Record named her to the Top 100 Women of the Year in Maryland for 2007. Debora believes whether she’s in Maryland practicing law or advocating for Israel, “it’s all about lifting the lives of others so they can prosper.”