Skip to comments.Student Government Passes First Anti-BDS Resolution
Posted on 06/11/2014 3:37:57 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
The anti-Israel movement has made academia its breeding ground, and new initiatives to boycott Israeli academics and research are frequently introduced to student and professorial bodies.
But the BDS movement was dealt a crippling blow on Wednesday, after one college turned the tables - introducing the first anti-BDS resolution at an American university.
The student government at Western Washington University (Associated Students WWU) voted unanimously Wednesday that it will not consider boycotts, divestment and sanctions (BDS) based on national origin, according to Israel advocacy organization StandWithUs.
The 7-0 vote represents the first time ever that a North American universitys student government took pro-active legislative steps to protect students from discriminatory BDS campaigns, such as the ones that have targeted Israel at a number of campuses in recent years.
According to the resolution, the ASWWU will not support BDS campaigns because, tensions between students related to foreign conflicts should be managed in a healthy and collaborative manner rather than be exacerbated.
It also expressed concern that BDS campaigns, can cause students to be targeted on the basis of nationality and lead to disrespectful bias, hostility, hate, or harassment.
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Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS)
The Rolling Stones came down against BDS when they visited the Western Wall while in Israel for a concert. Mick Jagger above
That only one university in the entire United States rejects the current Obama/Palestinian/EU/Moslem-orchestrated Group Hatred of Israel says something very damaging about the American education establishment.
It’s not education, it’s indoctrination, and America’s kids are sucking it up like mother’s milk.
One of the 1,000 reasons why I’m glad I never went to university. Learned more commuting to and from work on the subway with a book in my lap year after year, and that was untainted by manipulative professors.
I support GAF (Girlcott [opposite of boycott], Annexation, and Finger [middle one to US, EU, UN and anyone else who’s got a problem with my country])
WWU is my alma mater and, frankly, it pleasantly surprises me that they would vote this way.
I wonder what got into them.
I suppose that instead of a hard leftist outlook, they’ve always been more of a lefty libertarian, hippy school.
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
Maybe the stupid-gas leak gets dissipated on the arctic breezes that far North.
Kids, is there a stupid-gas leak near your university? Symptoms may include willful blindness to vicious acts committed against some students, and hypersensitivity to others’, depending on race, religion and national origin. Sufferers are known to irrationality, threats of violence and heckling against anyone who disagrees with them, and the urge to copulate in public. If you believe there is a stupid-gas leak near your campus, transfer to a different institution immediately. Do not bother trying to argue with the sufferers, or reason with them. Just get out before you become one of them.