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  • BDS: Frustration, but with hope

    May 29, 2013 | 3:43 pm

    Senate Bill 160, which calls for targeted divestment from companies that profit off of human rights abuses in the Palestinian territories, passed this last week in the University of California, Berkeley, student senate. The debate it sparked left us both frustrated with the broken...

  • BDS campaign spreads with little effect

    By Tom Tugend

    April 24, 2013 | 4:59 pm

    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...

  • Berkeley students vote to divest from Israel latest in a UC string

    By Tom Tugend

    April 18, 2013 | 4:11 pm

    UC Berkeley student senators approved a bill on Thursday calling for the University of California system to divest of stock in American companies that provide technological and weapon support used by the Israeli military in the Palestinian territories.

    After an emotional...

  • Cal-Berkeley student senate passes divestment measure

    April 18, 2013 | 4:02 pm

    A student senate at the University of California, Berkeley narrowly passed a measure calling on the school to divest from three companies with dealings in the West Bank.

    Following 10 hours of sometimes heated debate, the Associated Students of the University of California senate...

  • 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...

  • The off-campus Yudof

    By Tom Tugend

    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...

  • UC Riverside rescinds BDS call

    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...

  • U.C. Riverside student govt. rescinds Israel divestment resolution

    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...

  • 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...

  • Group Claims Protesters Abused Jewish Students

    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...

  • The defendant: Moses

    November 28, 2012 | 3:13 pm

    Add another feather to Erwin Chemerinsky’s cap. On Nov. 18, the great legal mind — founding dean of the University of California, Irvine, School of Law and former commentator for the O.J. Simpson trial — got Moses off on two counts: murder and flight to avoid prosecution.


  • Tel Aviv University, UC Irvine collaborate

    By  Tom Tugend

    October 11, 2012 | 11:06 am

    In 2025, more than 8 billion people are projected to inhabit our globe, linked by advanced communication devices and techniques.

    Israeli and American electrical engineers and computer scientists from Tel Aviv University (TAU), the University of California, Irvine (UCI) and...

  • Univ. of California student group raps moves to censure boycott efforts

    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...

  • Israeli/Palestinian issue heats up on UCSD campus

    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...

  • Univ. of California president defends Farrakhan appearance on campus

    March 12, 2012 | 12:17 am

    University of California President Mark Yudof defended Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan’s right to speak at the university’s Berkeley campus.

    Farrakhan’s speech Saturday was billed as being about black empowerment, but was also peppered with anti-Semitic and hate speech,...

  • The truth about UC Campuses

    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...

  • Inflammatory Charges…and Reality

    By  David A. Lehrer

    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 that

    the gap in achievement...
  • Anti-Semitic harassment suit at UC Berkeley is dismissed

    December 26, 2011 | 11:47 am

    A federal court dismissed a lawsuit filed by two Jewish students against the University of California, Berkeley, alleging that the school did not protect them from anti-Semitic attacks.

    U.S. District Judge Richard Seeborg ruled late last week that there was no evidence that...

  • Kobe practices at the JCC

    November 29, 2011 | 10:26 am

    Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant reportedly held a private training session at a Jewish Community Center in Irvine, Ca.

    Bryant, according to the TMZ website, brought a trainer to the J to work on shooting drills and cardio training as spectators looked on.

    Last month, the Miami...

  • UC Davis investigates pepper spray incident

    November 21, 2011 | 11:49 am

    Two University of California, Davis police officers have been placed on leave while the school investigates the apparent use by campus police of pepper spray against seated student protesters, the university said Sunday.

    Video footage of a policeman in riot gear using pepper spray...

  • ‘Irvine 11’ attorneys appeal conviction

    October 20, 2011 | 4:20 pm

    Attorneys for 10 Muslim students convicted of disrupting a speech given by Israeli ambassador at UC Irvine last year, filed a notice of appeal Wednesday, arguing that the law used to convict the students was “vague and unconstitutional.”

    The students — three from UC Riverside...

  • Opinion: Avoid zero-sum thinking

    By  David A. Lehrer

    September 27, 2011 | 7:20 pm

    The journalist Robert Wright argues in his book “Nonzero” that communication, cooperation and trust increase the likelihood that humans can avoid that favored term of game theorists: the zero-sum game. Whereas greater complexity and nuance allow us to avoid the zero-sum trap, the...

  • ‘Irvine 11’ students found guilty [UPDATE: SENTENCING]

    September 23, 2011 | 5:10 pm

    [UPDATED: 3:00 p.m.]  This story has been updated to add the recent sentencing of the convicted students.

    After two days of deliberation, the jury in the “Irvine 11” case returned a verdict. An Orange County jury on Friday found 10 Muslim students guilty of two misdemeanors,...

  • Verdict reached in 'Irvine 11' case [UPDATE]

    September 23, 2011 | 1:45 pm

    UPDATE [11:45 a.m.] All 10 students found guilty on two misdemeanor counts of conspiring to and then disrupting a speech given by Israeli Ambassador Michael Oren at the University of California, Irvine on Feb. 8, 2010. Sentencing will follow later today.

    Wednesday, Sept. 21.

  • Mosques organize prayer for 'Irvine 11'

    August 29, 2011 | 10:59 am

    Mosques in Southern California sponsored prayer services in support of 10 students going on trial for interrupting a university speech last year by Israeli Ambassador to the U.S. Michael Oren.

    The students from the University of California, Irvine and the University of California,...

  • Irvine Chabad House hit by potted plant

    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,...

  • UCI hate week features Jewish speakers

    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...

  • UC Irvine students met with Hamas leader

    March 31, 2011 | 8:36 am

    Students from the University of California, Irvine met with a Hamas leader during a student trip to Israel.

    The Institute for Jewish and Community Research said it learned recently that the university’s branch of the Olive Tree Initiative, an Israeli-Palestinian peace organization,...

  • Orthodox students fighting to keep presence at UCLA

    By Julie Gruenbaum Fax

    February 24, 2011 | 4:41 pm

    A program that is credited with creating a vibrant Orthodox community at UCLA needs to prove by the end of March that it can raise $80,000 annually to ensure its future on the Westwood campus.

    The Orthodox Union (OU) has paid the salaries for two professionals who founded and have...

  • UC Berkeley Gets Institute for Jewish Law and Israel

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    February 24, 2011 | 7:24 am

    Less than a year after the student government at the University of California, Berkeley fell one vote short of pushing through a bill to divest from American companies providing materials to the Israeli military, UC Berkeley’s School of Law on Thursday, Feb. 24, announced the...

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