Middle East Research and Information Project: Critical Coverage of the Middle East Since 1971

On April 26, 2010, the student senate at the University of California-Berkeley upheld, by one vote, an executive veto on SB 118 -- the student body resolution endorsing divestment of university funds from General Electric and United Technologies, two companies that profit from the Israeli occupation of East Jerusalem, the West Bank and the Gaza Strip. Proponents of the resolution needed 14 votes to override the veto and, as 16 senators had spoken in favor of doing so, it appeared a simple task.

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How to cite this article:

Noura Erakat "BDS in the USA, 2001-2010," Middle East Report 255 (Summer 2010).