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  • Alice Walker calls on Alicia Keys to boycott ‘apartheid’ Israel

    May 30, 2013 | 9:09 am

    Novelist Alice Walker, who is slated to speak at Manhattan’s 92nd Street Y, called on singer Alicia Keys to boycott Israel and cancel a scheduled concert there.

    In an open letter posted on her website, Walker wrote, “It would grieve me to know you are putting yourself in danger...

  • Oberlin College Student Senate endorses divestment resolution

    May 7, 2013 | 10:56 am

    The Oberlin College Student Senate endorsed a resolution that calls for the college to divest from six companies that do business in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and Gaza.

    Following a three-hour discussion, the resolution was approved "by majority" on Monday, the Oberlin...

  • Mark Yudof on Jews, Israel and his UC presidency

    By Tom Tugend

    April 18, 2013 | 11:57 am

    When Mark G. Yudof arrived at University of California headquarters in Oakland in 2008 to take over as president of the 10-campus system, among the problems awaiting him were charges that administrators on the Irvine campus were not protecting Jewish students against hate speech...

  • Berkeley student senate passes divestment bill SB 160 11-9

    April 18, 2013 | 11:36 am

    In a dramatic vote that was emotional for all sides, the ASUC Senate voted 11-9 to divest from companies affiliated with Israel’s military early Thursday morning.

    The heated debate began Wednesday evening and carried on for 10 hours, continuing into Thursday. Anna Head Alumnae...

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  • Cliffhanger divestment vote at UC Santa Barbara

    April 18, 2013 | 11:08 am

    A 13-hour marathon meeting at the UC Santa Barbara student senate lasted through the night of April 10-11, culminating in a cliffhanger vote to deny an anti-Israel divestment resolution.

    I was among the 400 students — Jews and other Israel supporters on one side of the issue, and...

  • Canadian university student union strips funding of anti-Israel group

    April 15, 2013 | 9:49 am

    The University of Manitoba Students' Union voted to strip funding and official club status from an anti-Israel group on campus.

    The April 11 vote concerning Students Against Israeli Apartheid, or SAIA, went against legal advice and bucked the trend among other student councils at...

  • Heavy Flag

    By Steve Greenberg

    April 10, 2013 | 1:54 pm

  • Pink Floyd’s Roger Waters pulls out of New York Y event

    April 4, 2013 | 3:12 pm

    Pink Floyd's Roger Waters, who supports a boycott of Israel, pulled out of a speaking engagement at the 92nd Street Y in New York.

    “We heard from Roger Waters that he is unable to appear at the event scheduled for April 30,” a statement from the Jewish cultural institution on the...

  • Three UC student governments endorse BDS

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    March 20, 2013 | 10:46 am

    In the first two weeks of March, student governments at two University of California campuses — UC Riverside and UC San Diego (UCSD) — voted to approve resolutions urging their campus administrations and the University of California as a whole to divest from companies doing...

  • UCSD student group supports Israel boycott motion

    March 15, 2013 | 8:59 am

    A student council at the University of California-San Diego passed a nonbinding resolution calling for boycotting firms with business ties to Israel.

    The Associated Student Council of UCSD voted in favour of the motion on March 13, with 20 in favour, 12 against and one...

  • Letters to the Editor: Prager, vocational skills, BDS movement, SpaceIL

    February 27, 2013 | 1:39 pm

    Prager and Self-Esteem

    In a recent article, Dennis Prager wrote an oversimplified and sweeping criticism of self-esteem (“Behavior Matters Most,” Feb. 15). He claims that self-esteem promotes the idea that feelings are more important than actions.

    True self-esteem comes from a...

  • BDS call pushes California pension funds

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 20, 2013 | 2:03 pm

    Responding to petitions signed by hundreds of their members, the California State Teachers Retirement System (CalSTRS) and the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) — the state’s two largest pension plans — have become enmeshed in the battle to persuade American...

  • $14 million raised without Stevie Wonder at FIDF gala

    December 12, 2012 | 2:38 pm

    Despite a stormy week of protest and provocation following music icon Stevie Wonder’s last-minute pullout from the Friends of Israel Defense Forces (FIDF) Western Region dinner, the Dec. 6 gala went off without a hitch, raising a record $14 million for Israeli soldiers. 

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