Following CUAD proposal, Aryeh members supporting Israel address SGA
Tue Mar 27 2018
Representatives from Aryeh spoke in front of over 100 students at Barnard’s Student Government Association meeting, requesting that SGA refrain from using the word “apartheid” in its upcoming referendum on divestment from Israeli companies.
Aryeh, a Jewish student group that supports a two-state solution, followed up on Columbia University Apartheid Divest’s presentation last week, at which the group urged SGA to support its demand for Barnard to divest from eight companies that profit from or contribute to the subjugation of Palestinian people.
At the end of last week’s meeting, which also drew large crowds, SGA voted to include a referendum on the ballot of the upcoming elections cycle addressing whether or not it should recommend CUAD’s divestment campaign to the Barnard administration....