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Topic: BDS

Letter: The case for divestment is riddled with untruths

Letters to the Editor, Opinions

Letter: The case for divestment is riddled with untruths

February 14, 2020 2 comments

To the Editor: Brown University should take a moral stand by continuing to keep its investments in Israeli companies. Alums should be proud that our university recognizes that the existence of Israel is necessary in the global fight against anti-Semitism.

Linda Sarsour (left) and Rabbi Alissa Wise (right) spoke about the importance of the BDS movement and its goals.

News, University News

Panelists discuss complexities of BDS

November 19, 2019 0 comments

On Monday night, student groups Jewish Voice for Peace and Students for Justice in Palestine hosted three speakers at the University to discuss the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement.

Tunkel ’19: Before her visit to campus, students should know about Linda Sarsour’s history of anti-Semitism

Op-eds, Opinions

Tunkel ’19: Before her visit to campus, students should know about Linda Sarsour’s history of anti-Semitism

November 17, 2019 0 comments

Today, the Brown chapters of Students for Justice in Palestine and Jewish Voice for Peace will be hosting a panel entitled “BDS: The Palestinian Right to Resist.”

Bienstock ’20: Understanding BDS beyond the headlines

Op-eds, Opinions

Bienstock ’20: Understanding BDS beyond the headlines

November 17, 2019 1 comment

In recent years, the Palestinian-led Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement has grown among critics of Israel and its policies. At the same time, opponents of the movement have gained media and political prominence.

Price ’20: BDS: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

Op-eds, Opinions

Price ’20: BDS: A wolf in sheep’s clothing

March 15, 2019 23 comments

Shortly after the United Nations voted in 1947 to partition Palestine into two states, one Jewish and one Arab, the Arab world was incensed. Syria’s then president Shukri al-Quwatli threatened to “eradicate Zionism.”

Krishnamurthy ’19: Divestment has severe costs — and nobody is talking about them

Columns, Opinions

Krishnamurthy ’19: Divestment has severe costs — and nobody is talking about them

March 12, 2019 6 comments

Last week, the Undergraduate Council of Students agreed to include in its March elections ballot a referendum asking students if the University should divest from corporations purportedly “complicit in human rights abuses in Palestine” and subject the endowment to greater transparency and student oversight.