According to Hillel President Wayne Firestone, in the last year divest-from-Israel campaigns have lost steam. “Overall divestment actions as a national movement are dead. They do pop up from time to time.” “Divest from Israel in favor of what?” he asked. Hamas and Hizbullah? “It’s a very negative message.” Howard University President H. Patrick Swygert rejected a faculty resolution calling on the school to divest from companies doing business with Israel. “Without qualification, Howard University and I oppose any action calling for a divestiture,” he stressed in a letter Thursday to the American Jewish Committee.