Major UCLA Donor Pledges to Pull Funds If Administration Backs BDS


BDS, the bigoted campaign led by Students for Justice in Palestine and aimed at crippling Israel’s economy, has claimed victory at yet another one of our nation’s universities. This time, UCLA’s student government endorsed the anti-Semitic measure by an overwhelming 8-2 margin.

A wave of students and alumni are outraged with this outcome. Donors are now threatening to withhold funds to the university should it allow BDS to run its course. Mitchell W. Egers, a criminal defense attorney, local philanthropist, and proud member of a major UCLA fraternity alumni group, has firmly stated in an email to TruthRevolt that he will end the flow of any more donations to the University without its public condemnation of such an outrageous resolution.

Dear Mr. Shapiro: 

I have been informed of, and personally read, the disgraceful "Resolution to Divest from Companies that Violate Palestinian Human Rights" passed by the UCLA student council and am compelled to reply to the Chancellor and Regents as follows:

I am proud to be a graduate of UCLA, which I consider to be one of the finest universities in the country. It is more than dismaying that a resolution concerning "Palestinian rights" and calling for divestments of companies doing business with Israel could be passed by the student council. 

Please inform the Chancellor and Regents that I will no longer contribute any monies  to the University unless the divestment proposal is firmly and publicly rejected by the administration with appropriate words of condemnation.

I am an active member of a UCLA fraternity  alumni group. Although I am writing only for myself when I request an immediate and forceful rejection of the "Resolution", I believe my sentiments are shared by many of my fellow fraternity members and graduates of our California University system.

Thank You,

Mitchell W. Egers

Mr. Egers plans to persuade his fraternity brothers to follow suit.