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Posted on 08/19/2009 11:29:15 AM PDT by bs9021
Academic Front For PLO by: Alana Goodman, August 19, 2009
The campus divestment against Israel campaign is known for its grassroots, media-grabbing student demonstrations, but was the entire movement actually orchestrated by Palestinian government operatives? It appears that University of Illinois Professor Francis A. Boyle, the man credited with initiating the campus divestment movement in November, 2000, was also moonlighting as a Palestinian strategist during the campaigns inception.
The goal of the campus boycott, sanctions, and divestment movement (BDS)whose chapters usually go by the name Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP)is to pressure universities into divesting from Israeli companies or companies that do business with Israel. Through the use of social justice rhetoric, the youth BDS campaign has attempted to portray itself as just another organic, liberal student movement. We are organized on principles to promote justice, human rights, liberation, and self-determination, wrote the University of Pittsburgh SJP on their website. The campus organizations often claim that they are dedicated to peace and justice in Palestine and Israel.
Grass-roots campaigns are resurfacing at colleges and universities to pressure endowment officials to divest from international companies that are involved in or profiting from the recent violence in Gaza, reported Pensions and Investments on Jan. 29th. But is this campaign really grassroots? The murky history of the campus BDS movement tells a different story.
Most accounts of the campaign trace its roots back to a November 30, 2000 speech by University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign law Professor Francis A. Boyle....
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on the other hand, you can invest in Israel and assist
in its military industries (which also supply DoD).
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