Comments on: Harvard isn’t divesting from Israel http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/08/16/harvard-isnt-divesting-from-israel/ A slice of lime in the soda Sun, 26 Oct 2014 19:05:02 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Danny_Black http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/08/16/harvard-isnt-divesting-from-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-17449 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 05:47:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4968#comment-17449 Yeah it is a non-story but like most anti-Israeli stories is a case of people pushing out lies that get regurgitated by churnalists too lazy to bother do any actual fact checking. Luckily there are enough of these that the anti-Israelis can present it as fact in the never-ending feedback loop.

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By: Danny_Black http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/08/16/harvard-isnt-divesting-from-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-17448 Thu, 19 Aug 2010 05:45:20 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4968#comment-17448 Jane, they voted for someone who wasn’t Bush. If the democrats had put up an actual donkey in the same circumstances it still would have won. In what way shape or form did they vote for “change”?

You may want to look up the word apartheid and check the rights that Israeli Arabs have vs Israeli Jews but then facts might get in the way of your views.

PS love the way that a group of people making up less than 2% of the US population and heavily concentrated in a couple of states and who overwhelmingly vote for the Democrats no matter who he is in crazy world somehow end up “controlling” the US government.

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By: Janeallen http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/08/16/harvard-isnt-divesting-from-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-17384 Tue, 17 Aug 2010 17:42:47 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4968#comment-17384 Obama began his political career when he organized a student movement to compel Occidental College Board of Directors to divest all investment related to South Africa until apartheid was stopped.

Obama would have used his charisma to do the same for Israel until Israel stops apartheid, but he is constrained by the old Washington forces from BOTH the democratic and Republican parties.

The more rational Jewish politicians’ voices were muffled by the old guard who brought down the American economic system and many Americans’ confidence in the future.

Americans voted indisputedly for change, but many senators did not listen, including democratic senators and republicans alike.

If Harvard wants to remain the pristine academic leader of the conscience of Americans, it must publicly criticize the apartheid portion, and the blatant discrimination of all non-Jewish minorities(Asians, Africans, not just Palestinians)in the Israeli constitution.

I, for one, is planning to vote against incumbents, but for Obama. Unless my senator and congressman comes out strong against Israel about the American who died on the flotilla, I’m not going to vote for them again this November.

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By: ZPT http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/08/16/harvard-isnt-divesting-from-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-17366 Tue, 17 Aug 2010 13:17:51 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4968#comment-17366 If Harvard where doing it to boycott, they would say so. No one would boycott something and then not publicize it; it defeats the entire point of a boycott.

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By: dep http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/08/16/harvard-isnt-divesting-from-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-17339 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 19:44:41 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4968#comment-17339 To the author- it would be most relevant for you to determine if the stocks were sold -before- OR -after- the change from MSCI status. That will tell a lot about the motivation of the fund mangers. All the bloggish speculation on both sides might be made credible if Harvard provided that key piece of information. Absent that information, one believes that the Harvard move is indeed part of a boycott mentality.

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By: FifthDecade http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/2010/08/16/harvard-isnt-divesting-from-israel/comment-page-1/#comment-17329 Mon, 16 Aug 2010 14:32:24 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/felix-salmon/?p=4968#comment-17329 They might notice when asked by Israeli authorities for a copy of their passport for “anti-Money Laundering” reasons…

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