Berkeley Hillel Executive Director Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman On the ASUC Vote Against Divestment
Berkeley Hillel expresses its gratitude to the senators who helped to sustain President Will Smelko's veto of an anti-Israel divestment measure. President Smelko and the senators demonstrated sensitivity, wisdom, strength and courage. We will continue to lead the effort against this proposal and to educate the campus about Israel as it really exists and not as it is portrayed by its detractors.
Berkeley Hillel looks forward to continuing to work with ASUC and all student groups to bring this campus together around Berkeley's values of mutual respect, free inquiry and the pursuit of harmony on campus and around the world. Berkeley has been, and will always be, a leader in promoting peace around the world.
In addition to the student activists who led this campaign, we thank our many partners on campus and in the community who contributed to this outcome. We particularly want to thank writer and Nobel laureate Elie Wiesel and Founder and Honorary Chair of the Richard and Rhoda Goldman Fund and 2010 Cal Alumnus of the Year Richard N. Goldman, for speaking out on our behalf.
Rabbi Adam Naftalin-Kelman
Executive Director - Berkeley Hillel
(510) 845-7793 ext.11
2736 Bancroft Way
Berkeley, CA 94704