Anti-Israel group says university is supporting ‘apartheid’

In a new petition circulating online, members of Swarthmore University’s Students for Justice in Palestine are calling on their school to “divest from Israeli Apartheid” and “uphold social and ethical concern and responsibility as core values.” The petition, distributed via Google Docs, declares: “We, the undersigned members of the Swarthmore community, add our voices to the international BDS movement by calling on Swarthmore College to divest from seven companies invested in Israeli Apartheid and Occupation in Palestine.” The group lists seven companies as “invested in Israeli Apartheid and Occupation in Palestine,” including Lockheed Martin, Elbit Systems, Boeing, Caterpillar, Hyundai, Bank Hapoalim, and Hewlett Packard (HP).
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