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What’s behind divestment efforts

June Brott
Tuesday October 08, 2002

To the Editor: 


UC Berkeley faculty members who support the divestment from Israel reveal their intellectual and moral flabbiness. Students who look to faculty as role models should be disappointed. Their teachers blatantly ignore that the complicated Middle East situation involves two peoples – Israelis and Palestinians. Yet these academics cast aside academic “fairness” and eagerly point out only Israel's flaws while keeping silent about Palestinian behaviors such as their overwhelming support for continued bombers. 

Choosing to single out only Israel from all the nations in the world tells a lot about the biases of the pro-divestment people. 


June Brott