Friday, April 8, 2016

UK: Anger as Edinburgh University students vote for Israel boycott

Via Jewish Chronicle (h/t Honestly Concerned):
Edinburgh University's Israel Engagement Society (IES) has described a motion to boycott Israel passed by the student union as "irresponsible" and "intolerant".

The motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) policy was passed by 249-153 votes with 22 abstentions, giving a majority of 74.

The IES described the result as "a vanishingly small mandate for such a controversial motion that will likely marginalise students of Israeli nationality through an academic, cultural and economic boycott".

The motion was passed at a general meeting of the Edinburgh University Students’ Association (EUSA) last Thursday.
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