Jewish Voice for Peace has compiled letters from prominent Jewish and Israeli intellectuals and activists, supporting UC Berkeley”s divestment initiative and encouraging the student government to override President Will Smelko”s unprincipled veto tonight.
Student activists supporting the bill have been wearing shirts with their simple slogan: Divest. Make history.
Since it is relevant and an exciting moment, excuse my romanticism and my pointing out that this is the kind of cooperation and coexistence that we should rally around. Cooperation in the name of fighting and ending injustice, not actionless dialogue in the name of “tolerating” or “understanding” it.