Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Haverford College campaign "to divest from Israeli Apartheid."

The Haverford Campaign

"If I were to change the names, a description of what is happening in the Gaza Strip and the West Bank could describe events in South Africa."

-- Archbishop Desmond Tutu, December, 1989.


Hampshire College Divests!

Hampshire College in Amherst, MA, the first U.S. college to divest from South African apartheid, has become the first U.S. college to divest from Israeli apartheid. Congrats Hampshire and SJP! (More Information)

Our Open Letter To Haverford College

We, the undersigned alumni and associates of Haverford College, deplore the ongoing atrocities and injustices committed by the State of Israel against Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel. Acknowledging that Haverford's divestment from South Africa had a positive impact on ending apartheid, we demand that Haverford College divest fully from any entity that contributes to or supports the apartheid in Israel/Palestine.

Divestment targets include:

  • U.S. companies doing business in Israel;
  • companies that manufacture or sell military equipment used by Israel;
  • Israeli companies;
  • any other holdings that financially support or sustain Israeli state sponsored apartheid.

In solidarity with those living under an unjust occupation, we pledge to continue this campaign until Haverford acts in accord with its Quaker tradition and invests in peace.

Signed by,

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