US pension funds to divest from Israel boycotters

US funds could soon be forced to withdraw money from companies perceived to have boycotted Israel
An Israeli border policeman removes a Palestinian flag and a Fatah flag during a protest against what Palestinians say is land confiscations by Israel for Jewish settlements, near the West Bank town of Abu Dis near Jerusalem March 6, 2015
A Palestinian flag is removed the the West Bank town of Abu Dis, near Jerusalem

Pension funds across the US could soon be forced to withdraw money from companies perceived to have boycotted Israel if a legislative initiative under way in the state of Illinois gains traction.