Statement of Support for Divestment from Off Campus Organizations

Dear ASUC senate,

We, the below named organizations, fully support Senate Bill 118A, “A Bill In Support of UC Divestment From War Crimes.” Though we may or may not be a part of the UC Berkeley community, we do not believe that American Universities should be profiting from war crimes. Investing money in weapons manufacturers whose weapons have been directly linked to war crimes committed in the Palestinian territories by the Israeli government is inconsistent with our ethics. As organizations with a focus on social justice in Israel/Palestine and for all peoples, as Americans, and as Israelis we feel alienated by President Smelko”s veto of a bill that supports human rights and upholds international law, and, which therefore embodies our values as an organization and as individuals.

We urge the ASUC to override President Smelko”s veto in order to uphold our values as a community.

In Solidarity,

Palestine Christian Peacemaker Team- Palestine

Jewish Voice for Peace

Faculty for Israeli-Palestinian Peace (FIPP)

Progressive Democrats of East Bay

Coalition of Women for Peace, Israel

Shministim (Movement of High School Israeli Army Refuseniks), Israel

The Israeli Committee Against House Demolition (ICAHD)

Yesh Gvul (There is a Limit!), Israel

Hithabrut – Tarabut (Arab–Jewish Movement for Social & Political Change), Israel

Union of Progressive Women (Affiliated with the National Progressive Assembly party – Tajamoa), Israel

New Profile – Movement for the Civilization of Israeli Society, Israel

BOYCOTT Supporting the Palestinian BDS Call from Within (Israeli), Israel

Gush Shalom (Israeli Peace Bloc), Israel

The Tree of Life Foundation, Holy Land Educational and Peace Building Project

Friends of SABEEL North America *Church*

WE Refuse to be Enemies: Jews, Muslims and Christians in Coalition for Peace

The Council for the National Interest (

International Solidarity Movement

Nicaragua Center for Community Action (NICCA)

Berkeley Women in Black

Meiklejohn Civil Liberties Institute (

Campus Radical Women

PC(USA)”s Israel/Palestine Mission Network

If Americans Knew

Fr. Bill O”Donnell Social Justice Committee, St. Joseph the Worker Church, Berkeley

Middle East Children”s Alliance (MECA)


Flashpoint radio program on KPFA 94.1FM

General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS)

Claremont Colleges Muslim Student Association

Students for a Free Palestine, Oberlin College

Roger Hill, Director Mental-Rev Productions

Columbia Students for Justice in Palestine

Committee for Justice in Palestine at the Ohio State University

New York University Students for Justice in Palestine

Justice and Peace for Palestine Alliance (JAPPA), State University of New York, Albany

American Muslims for Palestine

Students for Justice in Palestine at California State University, Northridge

International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network (IJAN)

Muslim Student Association at Cal Poly Pomona

Muslim Student Association at University of California Irvine

Arab Resource Organization Center (AROC)

MSA WEST– Coalition includes : (UCLA ,UCI, UCR, Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona, Claremont Colleges, El Camino Community College, USC, Mt. SAC, UCSD, SDSU, Irvine Community College, CSU San Marcos, CSU Long Beach , Arizona State University , UCD, UCB)

Independent Jewish Voices–Canada

Jews for Boycotting Israeli Goods (J-BIG)

South Somerset Palestine Support Group, UK

National Action Palestine, UK

Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign

Camden Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK

Goldsmiths Student Union, London

Leeds Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK

Associations in Friendship with the Palestinian People, Catalonia, Spain

Arab Youth for Palestine, Valdivia, Chile

The Federation of Argentinian-Palestinian Entities, Argentina

The Palestinian Federation of Chile

The General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS), Chile

The General Union of Palestinian Students (GUPS), Colombia

British Committee for the Universities of Palestine, UK,

Cambridge Palestine Solidarity Campaign, UK

Association for Muslim Professional Development

Students for Socially Responsible Investing, University of Michigan–Dearborn

European Jews for a Just Peace

The Coalition to Stop $30 Billion to Israel, NM (

The BDS New Mexico Campaign

Middle East Peace & Justice Alliance, NM (

University of New Mexico/Central New Mexico Community College Coalition for Peace & Justice in the Middle East, NM

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