New York Comptroller DiNapoli Visiting Israel to Review Investments

ALBANY (AP) -
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli during an interview with Hamodia last year. (Hamodia Photo)
Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli during an interview with Hamodia last year. (Hamodia Photo)

New York’s state comptroller left Saturday for a weeklong trip to Israel where he will hold a series of meetings focusing on the state’s pension fund investments in Israeli bonds.

Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, a Democrat, plans to meet with government officials and review the state’s sizeable investments.

DiNapoli’s office says the state’s retirement fund began purchasing Israeli bonds in the mid-1990s and as of May holds $135 million in State of Israel bonds.

DiNapoli is scheduled to return to New York at the end of next week.