Protesters call on Minnesota governor to divest state funds from Israel

By JTA
September 10, 2014 16:24

 
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Protesters called on Minnesota Governor Mark Dayton to divest state investment funds from Israel Bonds.

The protesters, from the divestment group Break the Bonds, attended a Minnesota State Board of Investment meeting Tuesday to call on the governor, who is chairman of the committee, to pull the funds from Israel, according to the Star Tribune.

The state of Minnesota has been invested in Israel Bonds for nearly two decades, according to the newspaper. The state currently holds $10 million in Israel Bonds and another $15 million invested through the US Agency for International Development, which is considered an investment in Israel, according to the Star Tribune. The bonds expire in July 2015, the governor told the protesters.

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