Sunday, March 9, 2014

Ireland: Student union endorses boycott of Israel

Students of the National University of Ireland this week passed a motion supporting a boycott of Israel.

The result of Thursday’s referendum at the NUI Galway Students Union make it the first student body in Ireland to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, or BDS, campaign against Israel, according to the local news site


Out of 3,013 valid votes of students who participated in the referendum on Israel, 1,954 — or 64 percent — voted in favor of boycotting Israel, the voting committee announced Friday.

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