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  • BDS at UC Berkeley: The Campaign, The Vote, and The Veto – Youmna Derby and Dina Omar

    Published in muftah.org, May 27th, 2010 “Education either functions as an instrument which is used to facilitate integration of the younger generation into the logic of the present system and bring about conformity or it becomes the  practice of freedom, the means by which men and women deal critically and creatively with reality  and discover how […]

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    May 29th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
  • Open Letter to Akiva Tor from an Educated Palestinian American – Dina Omar

    Dear Consul General Tor:

    Your response to Moshe Yaroni’s essay about the Berkeley divestment discussion is manipulative and threatening. It repeats many distortions that have been thoroughly refuted by Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) at UC Berkeley. Worst of all, however, it relies on a paradigm of separation and division in which Jews and Arabs are eternally afraid and suspicious of one another. You say that anti-Semitic statement were made at two of the three senate meetings, which called into question weather or not UC Berkeley should divest from United Technologies and General Electric. Such companies manufacture F-16 jets and Apache helicopters, weapons sold to the Israeli military and used against civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories.

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    May 20th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
  • At Berkeley, Moral Victory Despite Divestment Vote Loss – Dina Omar

    Published in The Electronic Intifada, May 3, 2010 On 28 April, University of California, Berkeley’s Student Senate narrowly missed an historic opportunity to divest its funds from United Technologies and General Electric which manufacture F-16 jets and Apache helicopters — weapons sold to the Israeli military and used against civilians in the Occupied Palestinian Territories. […]

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    May 4th, 2010 | Filed under Op-Eds
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