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A student leader in the anti-Israel divestment campaign at the University of California, Berkeley, was elected to serve on the University of California system’s Board of Regents.
Sadia Saifuddin, a student senator at Berkeley, was voted in by the board on Wednesday as a regent...
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The student government of the University of California, Riverside, rescinded a decision to divest from Israel.
The Associated Student Government's Student Senate on Wednesday voted 10-2 to cancel the March 6 resolution that called on the school to withdraw funds from companies...
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[UPDATE, NOV. 15] A resolution passed by the UC Irvine undergraduate student council calling on the university to divest from companies that “profit from Israel’s occupation of Palestine,” has been rejected by the UCI administration. More.
[NOV. 14] The student senate of the...
September 28, 2012 | 11:52 am
A Quaker group has removed a French and an American company from its financial portfolio due to what it calls the companies’ involvement with Israel’s occupation of Palestinian lands.
Friends Fiduciary Corporation will drop the French multinational corporation Veolia Environment...
September 19, 2012 | 1:31 pm
The University of California Student Association voted to condemn attempts to censure boycott and divestment efforts by Palestinian human rights activists.
The unanimous resolution passed Sept. 15 also demands that the university stop profiting from what it termed Israel’s human...
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The country’s largest Presbyterian church has agreed to vote by week’s end on divesting its portfolio from three companies that it is says has resisted the request to stop providing services that aid Israel’s occupation of the West Bank.
The Presbyterian Church (USA) General...
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The general conference of the United Methodist Church voted not to divest from three companies that trade with Israel.
Two-thirds of the approximately 1,000 delegates to the conference voted Wednesday in Tampa, Fla., against a motion to divest from Caterpillar, Motorola Solutions...
September 15, 2011 | 12:10 pm
A decision by a group within the Presbyterian Church USA to reintroduce a resolution calling for divestment from companies doing business with Israel is reopening a long-running controversy over the church’s positions on Israel.
The church’s Committee on Mission Responsibility...
September 14, 2011 | 11:40 am
A committee within the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) has reopened controversy by recommending that the church divest from three companies doing business with Israel.
The church’s Committee on Mission Responsibility Through Investment released a report Sept. 9 arguing that the General...
March 9, 2011 | 10:52 am
The boycott, divestment, and sanctions (BDS) campaign against the state of Israel is nothing new.
Prejudice, isolation and punishment of Jews, an earlier form of BDS has recurred over the past 2,000 years. In Europe and the Middle East, Jewish people were isolated, demonized, and...
February 2, 2011 | 1:01 pm
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August 17, 2010 | 11:09 am
Last April, Keri Copans, Hillel’s campus director at the University of California, San Diego, learned that a measure was about to come before her student government asking the university to divest from companies that do business with “occupying” powers.
The bill didn’t mention...
August 17, 2010 | 11:06 am
Amanda Boris is nervous about what she’ll face when classes resume at the University of Wisconsin later this month.
“There’s an uncomfortable amount of anti-Semitism on my campus,” said the incoming senior.
Last year, her campus newspaper ran an ad from a notorious...
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