A Campus War over Israel

Student activists want colleges to sell stock of firms doing business with Israel. Is that anti-Semitism?

At the University of Texas, a small group of students is taking an unusual interest in the school's investment portfolio. Once a week, about 10 meet to look it over. They are not hunting for stock tips. What they are hunting for is companies that do substantial business with Israel. Students sympathetic to the Palestinian cause have been circulating a petition around the Austin campus since July, calling on the university to sell off the stock of those firms. "You hear President Bush calling Ariel Sharon a man of peace," says Andy Gallagher, a member of Students for Justice in Palestine....

Want the full story?

Subscribe Now


Learn more about the benefits of being a TIME subscriber

If you are already a subscriber sign up — registration is free!