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Pennsylvania Legislation to Maintain Financial Support for Israel

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Pennsylvania lawmakers from both major parties are moving to introduce legislation aimed at maintaining the state’s financial investments in Israel, despite growing calls for divestment due to the ongoing conflict with Hamas.

Senators Steve Santarsiero and Kristin Phillips-Hill plan to propose a bill that would prevent state Treasury and pension funds from divesting from Israel and companies engaged in business with it. They highlight Israel’s importance as a commercial partner, a long-standing ally, and a democratic presence in a volatile region.

The proposed legislation also seeks to extend these restrictions to include educational institutions, ensuring that state-funded universities and colleges continue financial support for Israel. This legislative effort is supported by several prominent officials, including Governor Josh Shapiro and U.S. Senator John Fetterman, and is a response to the intensified conflict that has resulted in significant casualties and displacement, as reported by the United Nations.

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