Mar 11, 2011

#BDS: " Minnesota Break the Bonds" Group asking Minnesota State Board of Investment to divest Israeli bonds

"At this morning's meeting of the Minnesota State Board of Investment, a group says it will ask for the divestment of Israeli bonds held in the state's portfolio.
The governor, attorney general, state auditor and president of the Senate make up the investment board, which is responsible for investing nearly $60 billion in retirement funds, trust funds and cash accounts.
The group Minnesota Break the Bonds says Israeli bonds held by the state should be sold for moral and legal reasons, saying the "investment in Israel supports an apartheid system in both Israel and the Occupied Territories that causes thousands of civilian deaths, many of whom are children, and which involves the widespread abuse of human rights."
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