Berkeley Update: Divestment motion to be reconsidered next week. Berkeley Hillel director: Overriding the veto “…will definitely cause a decrease in the number of Jewish students willing to attend Cal”

(No Olive Trees at Cal?)

ASUC Senate Still Undecided on Vetoed Divestment Bill

“By Allie Bidwell and Nick Myers | Thursday, Apr 15, 2010

Following a nearly nine-hour discussion that began at 10:30 p.m. Wednesday evening and lasted into Thursday morning, ASUC senators have yet to reach a decision on whether or not they would uphold or override President Will Smelko’s March 24 veto of a controversial bill urging the student government and the UC to divest from two companies that have supplied Israel with materials for alleged war crimes.

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UC Berkeley Alumnus: “I will never feel the same way about “my” university again.”

Special to the Daily Cal
Tuesday, April 13, 2010

I was at the senate meeting on the night of March 17 but had to leave around 1 a.m. to take my son home because he has AP exams at his high school this week.

I must be na�ve, as I left believing by far the majority of you had seen that the Israeli-Palestinian issue was far too complex for you ASUC senators to pass a resolution recommending divestment from one side. Continue reading

UC Berkeley Update. ASUC Attorney General: Divestment resolution “might be in violation of the ASUC constitution. Student senate meeting 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 14

Jewish Weekly

Divestment debate to continue

by April 8, 2010 | by Amanda Pazornic

The fate of a divest-from-Israel resolution passed by the U.C. Berkeley student senate and vetoed by ASUC’s president a week later will likely be decided at a student senate meeting Wednesday, April 14. Continue reading

U C Berkeley student government passed a bill urging the university to divest from companies that supplied Israel

(OCITF Note: to read  ASUC  Bill 118 entitled A Bill In Support of ASUC DIVESTMENT FROM WAR CRIMES click here )

Bill passed by overwhelming majority.


Senators email:

Senate Office Manager, at 510.642.1431 or

2nd Floor Eshleman Hall #4500
Berkeley, CA 94720-4500
Office Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Secretariat: 510.642.1431 or

For The Daily Californian March 18, 2010 article click this link: ASUC Bill Opposes UC Investment in Israel


March 18, 2010

NEW YORK (JTA) — The student government at the University of California, Berkeley reportedly endorsed a divestment bill.

The Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley passed the bill by a wide margin early Thursday morning, it was reported. Continue reading