Dear Ontario elementary and secondary school teachers, in addition to administrators and board members of the Ontario Teachers Pension Fund.
Please divest from our vast pension holdings, all companies that do business with the state of Israel in addition to Israeli companies that profit from the illegal occupation of Palestinian land.
Why is this important?
Israel is an apartheid state that illegally occupies Palestinian land. Decades of United Nations Resolutions have done nothing to compel The State of Israel to comply with international law. As Educators, we do not wish to profit from the illegal seizure of Palestinian land, and the human rights abuses committed against Palestinian men, women and children. Please Boycott, Divest, and Sanction our pension plan holdings of all Israeli companies, and companies that do business with the state of Israel.