The university reinstated the clearly anti-Israel course, accepting its US-born, Palestinian creator’s explanation, that it does not cross the line into political advocacy and organizing, claiming the study program is purely educational.
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Just one week after the University of California, Berkeley, suspended the student-led course, “Palestine: A Settler Colonial Analysis,” the Bay Area university has decided to reinstate the controversy-raising class, according to The Guardian.
UC Berkeley campus in California. – Photo: BRAINCHILDVN/FLICKR/WIKIMEDIA COMMONS
The original decision to suspend the course was made last week after Dan Mogulof, the university’s assistant vice chancellor, charged that the course didn’t comply “with policies and procedures that govern the normal academic review and approval of proposed courses for the DeCal program.” Continue Reading »
Jewish filmmaker waves an Israeli flag & also an Islamic State flag at UC Berkeley campus to see which draws the ire of the university’s students.
What happened when filmmaker Ami Horowitz decided to wave the Islamic State flag at UC Berkeley? And what happened when he tried to wave Israel’s flag at the university’s campus? Students at the California research university, it seems, are completely indifferent towards the Islamic State, and very passionate in their views against Israel.
In a three-minutes-long video, Horowitz first waves the black Islamic State flag in different locations on campus, shouting slogans defending the militant group’s operations. Continue Reading »
The resolution calls on the school to divest more than $14 million in university and Associated Students funds from Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard and Cement Roadstone Holding.
By JTA Staff
NEW YORK — 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.
University of California, Berkeley
Following 10 hours of sometimes heated debate, the Associated Students of the University of California senate early Wednesday morning passed the resolution in an 11-9 vote, the student newspaper, the Daily Californian, reported.
The resolution calls on the school to divest more than $14 million in university and Associated Students funds from Caterpillar, Hewlett Packard and Cement Roadstone Holding, saying they profit from Israel’s occupation of the West Bank and Jewish settlements there. Continue Reading »