In light of recent events, a planned conference of activists calling for divestment from Israel will not take place in October.
Students for Justice in Palestine, a UC Berkeley campus group that has led the divestment movement nationally, has decided to postpone the conference until at least next semester.
The organization also said the scope of its “Intifada Week,” a series of demonstrations which began Monday, has been altered.
“In light of Israel’s escalation of its siege on the Palestinian people, SJP has decided to proceed with the week of events,” the organization said in a prepared statement. “The calendar has been scaled down and modified for several reasons.”
Some events, including a “mock trial” of Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, have been canceled.
Events will include: a discussion on International Law and and the Intifada at 12:30 p.m. today at 140 Boalt Hall on the UC Berkeley Campus. Wednesday at 7 p.m. there will be a talk on the backlash after Sept. 11 against Middle-Eastern and South Asian people at 2040 Valley Life Sciences Building.