Canadian Investor Buys Secret Stake in Major Bank Owned By Israeli Oligarch

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Canadian Investor Buys Secret Stake in Major Bank Owned By Israeli Oligarch

Canadian Investor Buys Secret Stake in Major Bank Owned By Israeli Oligarch   -    by Richard Silverstein

https://www.richardsilverstein.com/2017/10/01/canadian-investor-buys-sec...

"Bank Hapoalim is a complicated and controversial investment. It is deeply implicated in the Israeli Occuption. It owns numerous branches in Israeli settlements and funds residential and commercial mortgages beyond the Green Line.  This probably explains why at least one of the buyers of the new stake has refused to identify itself.

Maariv only identified the second as a Canadian academic pension fund. I'm guessing it's the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan.  I urge Canadian activists and business journalists to examine this business transaction and bring it into the light of day..."

Canada's continuing support for Israeli Apartheid is outrageous, disgusting and unacceptable. It must be stopped.

Rev Pesky

From the article posted by NDPP:

I’m guessing it’s the Ontario Teachers Pension Plan, which is the only pension plan I’m aware of in Canada dedicated to teachers. 

...It’s ironic and tragic that two pension funds representing the professors and teachers of Ontario and California are supporting Israeli economic apartheid. 

From 'guessing' to a certainty in a few short paragraphs. In fact there are many pension plans for academics in Canada. Almost every university maintains a pension plan for former professors. However, all the writer had to do was ask OTPP whether they were invested as described. Apparently that was too tough.

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However, all the writer had to do was ask OTPP whether they were invested as described. Apparently that was too tough.

Consider the possibility that he didn't want to know for sure.  If he doesn't know for sure then it could be anyone -- Schroedinger's Investor.