Hampshire College in Massachusetts [u][url=http://www.boston.com/news/local/breaking_news/2009/02/hamphire_colleg.h... become[/url][/u] the first North American university to divest from Israel:
Student activists at Hampshire College are hailing a divestment decision by the board of trustees that they say makes the college the first in the country to break financial ties with companies specifically because they do business with Israel. But the college strenuously denies the move was politically motivated.
In 1977, Hampshire College was the first college to divest from South Africa.
Alan Dershowitz [u][url=http://www.hsjp.org/2009/02/12/allen-dershowitz]threatens[/url][/u] a divestment campaign against Hampshire College. Is this the same thing as an academic boycott? If so, it's the same thing the pro-Israel groups were railing against a few weeks ago.