Bruce Hamilton

Israeli divestment fails amid opposition from local groups, Mayor

The Somerville Divestment Project drafted a resolution to forbid Somerville investments in Israeli bonds and companies that supplied military and defense services to the country. “Like many other American cities…Somerville is directly, albeit unwittingly, contributing to the oppression, dispossession, humiliation and overall suffering of the Palestinian people,” Wallace wrote in his article, entitled “Somerville Divestment Failure is Bittersweet.” The article first appeared on Dec. 20, in The Electronic Intifada, an online publication dedicated to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.