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House of Representatives
Session of 2015 - 2016 Regular Session


Posted: March 23, 2015 08:09 AM
From: Representative Steven J. Santarsiero
To: All House members
Subject: Stand With Israel Act
The State of Israel is the only dependable, democratic ally of the United States in the Middle East. As such, it is in the interest of this Commonwealth to promote America’s close ties with Israel. Unfortunately, there is a growing – and alarming -- trend on some college and university campuses to launch politically-motivated attacks with the intent of pressuring these institutions to engage in boycotts against or divestment from Israel.

To discourage such acts here in Pennsylvania, in the near future I will be offering the Stand with Israel Act. This legislation would bar the Commonwealth from providing funds to any institution of higher education that engages in boycotts against or divestment from Israel.

I urge you to co-sponsor this legislation and join me in standing with Israel.

Introduced as HB1018