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Students at Columbia University pass resolution supporting BDS movement

Dan Lavie , Israel Hayom Staff

Israel Hayom

Tue Nov 26 2019

The student union at Columbia University in New York voted to hold a referendum to divest from Israel.

As part of the referendum, during the following semester, students will be able to vote on the following proposition: "Must the university divest from companies that profit from or engage in the State of Israel’s acts towards Palestinians that, according to CUAD, fall under the United Nations International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid acts against Palestinians?"

In a report published in The Algamenier, the proposition was presented by a student group called Columbia University Apartheid Divest, or CUAD, whose purpose is to fight "against the Israeli occupation," which they say is "in line with the United Nations definition of apartheid crimes."...

Students at Columbia University pass resolution supporting BDS movement