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Divestment Bill Vetoed at Berkeley

Student government measure condemned by Jewish groups on campus
03/24/2010 - 20:00

NEW YORK (JTA) -- The student government president at the University of California vetoed a bill calling for divestment from two companies doing business with Israel.

Will Smelko, the president of the Associated Students of the University of California, Berkeley, shot down the bill Wednesday, the Daily Californian reported. The association's Senate had passed the bill last week by a 16-4 margin.

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