Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Swarthmore College campaign to divest from Israeli Apartheid.

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Swarthmore College divestment Web site:


February 12, 2009 Update

Hampshire College has become the first US educational institution to divest from Israel! Learn more

Our Open Letter To Swarthmore College

We, the undersigned alumni and associates of Swarthmore College, deplore the ongoing atrocities and injustices committed by the State of Israel against Palestinians in Gaza, the West Bank and Israel. Acknowledging that Swarthmore's divestment from South Africa had a positive impact on ending apartheid, we demand that Swarthmore 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 withhold all future donations to Swarthmore until full and complete divestment is enacted and made public. When Swarthmore acts in accord with its Quaker tradition and invests in peace, we pledge to multiply our generosity.

Signed by,

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