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Tag: University Of California, Berkeley
May 29, 2013 | 3:43 pm
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The multinational boycott campaign targeting Israel, aimed at stopping the country’s perceived injustices against Palestinians, has a venerable history, but the movement showed a new spurt of activism this month.
Most of the attention has focused on the University of California...
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April 18, 2013 | 11:43 am
Mark Yudof, the soon-to-retire president of the University of California system, was born in Philadelphia, the son of an electrician, and during a distinguished career as head of the Universities of Minnesota, Texas and California multicampus systems, has never quite lost his taste...
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...
April 10, 2013 | 12:47 pm
The student senate at the University of California, Riverside, has reversed itself, rescinding a resolution it passed a few weeks earlier that had targeted companies doing business with Israel in the West Bank.
Inspired by the broader BDS movement — which aims to isolate Israel...
April 4, 2013 | 3:21 pm
The student government of the University of California, Riverside, rescinded a decision to divest from Israel.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...
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...
February 1, 2013 | 9:48 am
Producing wine atop a tranquil mountain in a remote area of northern California is quite a way to make a living. For Benyamin Cantz, whose one-man operation in the hills of Santa Cruz produces kosher wine from organic grapes, it's also a calling.
“This is my livelihood but I...
January 30, 2013 | 4:46 pm
The pro-Israel group AMCHA Initiative claimed that Jewish students at the University of California, Davis, were abused and threatened at a pro-Palestinian protest on campus.
In a letter sent Jan. 28 to UC Davis Chancellor Linda Katehi, AMCHA Initiative co-founders Leila Beckwith...
November 28, 2012 | 3:13 pm
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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...
May 23, 2012 | 11:30 am
Most Jews around the world observe Shavuot in the relative comfort of their synagogues and homes. Not so for Wilderness Torah, a Berkeley-based nonprofit.
On May 25, for the fifth consecutive year, the group will celebrate the commemoration of God’s giving the Torah to the...
May 2, 2012 | 12:06 pm
March 29, 2012 | 2:44 pm
It’s nasty and getting nastier.
That’s what people on both sides of the Israeli/Palestinian debate on college campuses are saying following an emotional seven-hour hearing on Feb. 29 at UC San Diego, called to discuss divestment from companies doing business with the Israeli...
March 12, 2012 | 12:17 am
March 8, 2012 | 11:02 am
Feb. 3 was a historic day for the University of California and its Hillels. On that day, UC President Mark Yudof met with all of the UC Hillel directors in his office in Oakland to discuss our observations regarding how Israel is faring on campus, how the Jewish community perceives...
February 16, 2012 | 5:29 pm
Rarely do two events juxtapose themselves so perfectly so that the contrast between the right path and error is transparently clear.
Last week, news media reported on studies that found a growing education gap between rich and poor. Dramatic data indicate thatthe gap in achievement...
December 26, 2011 | 11:47 am
December 12, 2011 | 3:16 pm
Hillel leaders at the University of California, Berkeley, are urging the Jewish Student Union on campus to reconsider its rejection of J Street’s campus affiliate.
The Jewish Student Union, an umbrella body for UC Berkeley Jewish student groups, voted last month to deny membership...
December 7, 2011 | 6:06 pm
U.C. Berkeley’s Jewish Student Union includes groups such as Challah for Hunger, Bears for Israel and the Jewish Business Association.
J Street U will not be joining them.
At a Nov. 16 general meeting, the union voted to deny membership to the Berkeley chapter of J Street U, the...
November 21, 2011 | 11:49 am
September 8, 2011 | 3:49 pm
An Israeli civil rights group has sent letters to 150 U.S. college presidents reminding them of their legal obligations to prevent the harassment of Jewish students on their campuses.
In its letter dated Sept. 8, the Shurat Din-Israel Law Center in Tel Aviv also reminded the...
June 2, 2011 | 12:44 pm
A potted plant was thrown through the front window of the Chabad House at the University of California, Irvine (UCI) on Tuesday, May 31. The building is the site of regular Friday night and holiday dinners for UCI students and serves as the residence of UCI Chabad co-directors,...
May 17, 2011 | 5:49 pm
Read more on UCI hate week here.
Matan Cohen, an Israeli activist with Anarchists Against the Wall (AATW), addressed a lunchtime crowd at the University of California, Irvine (UCI), on May 11 as part of an annual program of anti-Israel activity sponsored by the university’s...