[Marxism] Harvard Divests from Israel

Andrew Pollack acpollack2 at gmail.com
Mon Aug 16 07:23:43 MDT 2010


Well, yes and no. Yes, portfolio managers add and dump stocks all the
time. And in the same SEC filing I'm sure they mention other,
non-Israeli, stocks which they dumped.
But no, because a) they were all mentioned in the same paragraph as
being Israeli stocks; b) their value may be declining at least in part
because of pressures on the Zionist economy; and c) even if it was a
"purely" economic decision, the BDS movement will rightfully jump on
it to push for more divestment elsewhere.
PS: Saw "Salt of this Sea" this weekend, a fantastic film with great
acting, directing, politics, etc. Everyone should go!


On Mon, Aug 16, 2010 at 9:06 AM, Louis Proyect <lnp3 at panix.com> wrote:
> It really wasn't "divestment". It was just getting rid of an
> unprofitable holding.
>
> http://seminal.firedoglake.com/diary/65452




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