Divesting from Israel

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photoAcross the country, the push for divestment has spread to more than 40 campuses. The movement condemns Israel for human rights abuses against the Palestinians. Hundreds of big-name academics have signed on, but so far no university has moved to divest.

The current debate isn't the first time divestment has been used on college campuses as a means to effect social and political change. In the 1980s, the South African divestment campaign helped end apartheid.

Do you see parallels with the apartheid debate? Has Israel become a trendy target?


Francis Boyle, professor of international law at The University of Illinois College of Law

Alan Dershowitz, professor at Harvard Law School

Taufiq Rahim, student at Princeton University

This program aired on September 25, 2002.


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