Last week the U.C. Berkeley student senate passed a resolution calling for Divestment from Israel. Debating lasted for 10 hours, with the resolution narrowly passing at 11-9. Read more about this incident and what you can do to help on unitedwithisrael.org.
Why hasn’t there been a single resolution for divesting from places with known human rights abusers such as China, the Palestinian Authority, and Russia? Are these students arguing that it is okay that women are not allowed to drive or leave their home without a male escort, or is apartheid against women in Saudi Arabia not a problem?
Click here to read an op-ed about the issue.
By Gilad Skolnick