NYU’s chapter of SJP calling for Divestment

There has been a recent call by NYU’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP) for TIAA-CREF, an important financial services firm, to divest holdings in targeted companies doing business in Israel. The latest NYU effort, an “Open Letter to TIAA-CREF CEO and President Roger W. Ferguson from NYU Faculty and Staff,” signed by over 70 members of the NYU community, has as its purpose “to pressure TIAA-CREF into divesting its holdings in 5 key companies which profit from the illegal Israeli occupation and oppression of the Palestinians.” Similar attempts to bully TIAA-CREF to adopt the boycott over recent years have all failed.

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