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Why isn't the SEC enforcing U.S. law for Israel Bonds?

by Anna Baltzer, National Organizer
August 17th, 2015

Did you know that more than 75 U.S. states and municipalities are invested in Israel Bonds, which are used to fund illegal settlement construction in violation of U.S. and international law? More than $1 billion in Israel Bonds were sold in the U.S. last year alone!

The Development Corporation of Israel (DCI), the American corporation which sells these Bonds to states, municipalities, individuals, and organizations, is required by U.S. federal law to report all "material facts" about such securities to buyers -- i.e. all facts that could enable an average investor to make an informed investment decision. But rather than disclosing that Israel Bonds are used to fund illegal settlement expansion and apartheid policies, DCI misleads investors by benignly characterizing securities' sales as used for "general purposes of the state."


SIGN THIS PETITION urging the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to enforce U.S. law by demanding that DCI fully disclose how Israel Bonds are used to violate Palestinian rights!

Member organization Minnesota Break the Bonds has led a ground-breaking campaign calling on their state to divest from Israel Bonds. They know that many states and other entities might not invest in these bonds if the full implications and risks of such investments were public. It's the SEC's job to ensure such disclosure, and we need your help to make sure they do it! 

Please sign this petition to the SEC today!


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