Apr 2, 2011

#BDS: CU grad lobbying university to pull investments from Israel Read more: CU grad lobbying university to pull investments from Israel

"A University of Colorado graduate is lobbying the school to pull its investments from Israel.
Activist Michael Rabb has started a grassroots movement and has submitted a proposed resolution to the Board of Regents, asking CU to examine its investments and endowments and divest from companies that he says support "immoral occupation and apartheid in Palestine."
"Some of these companies provide weapons and covert surveillance supplies that maintain the occupation by force," says the petition he's circulating at CU. "Others take or exploit Palestinian resources, including scarce water and even the land itself."
But Jewish organizations say Rabb's proposal would divide the university. And so far, the regents haven't taken up the matter.
"For us to get involved in the politics of Palestine and Israel isn't practical," said Regent Steve Bosley, R-Broomfield.
In the past, CU has divested from Sudan and South Africa.
CU system spokesman Ken McConnellogue said CU hasn't researched what investments would be affected by the activists' proposed divestment from Israel, but officials believe it's "minimal." The regents have not requested the university to report that information to them.

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