Illinois Becomes First State in America to Divest Public Pension Funds from Foreign Companies that Boycott Israel
CHICAGO –(ENEWSPF)--July 24, 2015. Flanked by bipartisan legislators, Jewish community leaders and the Consul General of Israel to the Midwest, Gov. Bruce Rauner today signed historic legislation making Illinois the first state in America to divest its public pension funds from companies that participate in the Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment (BDS) movement targeting Israel.
The Illinois law is the first state-based measure to take specific concrete action against boycotts of Israel. The legislation, which was modeled after past . . .