Cinnamon Stillwell: Target Israel [incl. Joel Beinin, Hatem Bazian, Mark LeVine, Beshara Doumani, Hamid Algar, Saree Makdisi, Minoo Moallem, Suad Joseph, Rabab Abdulhadi, Sondra Hale, Middle East Studies Association] - 'In recent months, two University of California campuses, Berkeley and San Diego, have been embroiled in fierce debates following the introduction of anti-Israel divestiture resolutions by their respective student senates. Both were defeated, but not before a number of California's Middle East studies academics signed a petition supporting divestment. The petition is posted at the website for the U.S. Campaign for the Academic and Cultural Boycott of Israel, which is dedicated to the BDS (boycott, divestment and sanctions) movement. The list of names reads like a Who's Who of California's anti-Israel academics...By way of comparison--at least as far as one California university goes--not one UC Irvine Middle East studies academic signed the May, 2010 faculty letter objecting to the atmosphere of "hatred against Jews and Israelis on campus" created by the MSU...'