fbpx
Tuesday, July 14, 2020

BDS Resolution Fails at Ohio State

Enjoying this article?

You'll love our roundtable.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

A Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution was overwhelmingly rejected by the Ohio State University (OSU) Undergraduate Student Government on Wednesday night, by a margin of 30 votes against, 7 in favor and 3 abstentions.

The resolution called for the university to divest from Caterpillar, G4S, Hewlett-Packard and Sabra Dipping Company because they conduct business with Israel.

“We cannot allow our institution to fund human rights abuses –– abuses that continue with the aid of our taxpayer money, the economic participation of companies whose products we consume, and the support of the investing power of our university,” the resolution stated.

The resolution also called on OSU to engage in an academic boycott of Israeli universities because they “develop weapon systems, military doctrines, and make justifications for colonization and ethnic cleansing of indigenous Palestinians.”

An off-campus group that was “heavily involved” in advocating for the resolution’s passage was International Socialist Organization (ISO), according to Ron Krudo, executive director for campus affairs at StandWithUs. He called their involvement “disturbing.”

“The ISO has promoted ‘unconditional support’ for Hamas and denied that anti-Semitism is a problem in the British Labour Party,” Krudo said in a statement. “It’s encouraging that the student government rejected their hateful agenda.”

The student government president and vice-president issued a statement opposing the resolution prior to the vote:

“We are proud of students who stood up to this campaign of hate and defeated a bigoted resolution full of misleading claims,” StandWithUs CEO Roz Rothstein said in a statement. “BDS only serves to fuel the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and deepen divisions between students on campus.”

The anti-BDS group Protect OSU said in a statement on Facebook, “Time and time again, we have seen how the hateful BDS movement has divided our campus and obstructed dialogue and cooperation.”

“BDS has now been defeated 5 times at OSU,” the statement continued. “It is clear that OSU’s student body is categorically opposed to BDS, and the movement has no place on our campus.”

ISO did not respond to the Journal’s request for comment as of publication time.

Enjoyed this article?

You'll love our roundtable.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

Latest Articles

The Rise of Anti-Americanism Is Bad for the Jews

A hatred bigger than anti-Semitism has sneaked up on us. It’s anti-Americanism.

Why Is Anti-Semitism So Easy to Forgive?

Anti-Semitism appears to be the one bigotry immune to cancellation.

Howard Dean Says ‘AJC Gets No Points’ for Hiring Christian as Director of Combating Anti-Semitism

Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) head and former presidential candidate Howard Dean tweeted on July 11 that the American Jewish Committee “gets no points”...

NY Orthodox Jewish Man Assaulted, Subjected to Anti-Semitic Slurs

A 51-year-old Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn reportedly was assaulted and subjected to anti-Semitic slurs as he was walking home on July 12. The Algemeiner...

Newsom Announces Shutdown of Indoor Operations in Restaurants, Bars and Other Businesses

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on July 13 that indoor operations of various businesses statewide, including restaurants, are going to be shut down for...

Make a DIY Face Shield Out of Plastic Soda Bottles

The growing demand for face shields can make them quite pricey. The good news is you can make your own!

Home Shalom Monday Message #16

Home Shalom promotes healthy relationships and facilitates the creation of judgement free, safe spaces in the Jewish community. Home Shalom is a program of...

Pandemic Times Episode 69: What does the rise of Anti-Americanism mean for the Jews?

New David Suissa Podcast Every Monday and Friday. Reflections on the connection between Anti-Americanism and Anti-Semitism. How do we manage our lives during the coronavirus crisis?...

Culture

Make a DIY Face Shield Out of Plastic Soda Bottles

The growing demand for face shields can make them quite pricey. The good news is you can make your own!

A Change in Leadership and Ambitious Expansion Plans Impacts the Los Angeles Jewish Home

“We operate now 14 different programs in residence and in the community."

Actor Nick Cannon Says Zionists, Rothschilds Have ‘Too Much Power,’ Praises Farrakhan

Actor Nick Cannon currently is under fire for espousing comments that have been criticized as anti-Semitic, including that Zionists and Rothschilds have “too much...

Virtual Jewish Food Course Offers ‘A Seat at the Table’

Featuring the expertise of noted chefs, cookbook authors, scholars and restaurateurs, it’s a comprehensive guide to the Ashkenazi cuisine.

‘The Violin Players:’ A Jewish Girl’s High School Introduction to Anti-Semitism

The following article is a sponsored feature. Over the years, I’ve had the privilege to travel the country to speak to audiences of all ages....

Latest Articles
Latest

The Rise of Anti-Americanism Is Bad for the Jews

A hatred bigger than anti-Semitism has sneaked up on us. It’s anti-Americanism.

Why Is Anti-Semitism So Easy to Forgive?

Anti-Semitism appears to be the one bigotry immune to cancellation.

Howard Dean Says ‘AJC Gets No Points’ for Hiring Christian as Director of Combating Anti-Semitism

Former Democratic National Committee (DNC) head and former presidential candidate Howard Dean tweeted on July 11 that the American Jewish Committee “gets no points”...

NY Orthodox Jewish Man Assaulted, Subjected to Anti-Semitic Slurs

A 51-year-old Orthodox Jewish man in Brooklyn reportedly was assaulted and subjected to anti-Semitic slurs as he was walking home on July 12. The Algemeiner...

Newsom Announces Shutdown of Indoor Operations in Restaurants, Bars and Other Businesses

California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced on July 13 that indoor operations of various businesses statewide, including restaurants, are going to be shut down for...

Hollywood

Roy Moore’s Lawsuit Against Sacha Baron Cohen Over Being Pranked Can Proceed, Judge Rules

By the time the episode aired, it was widely known that Cohen was punking public figures.

‘Expecting Amy’ Highlights a New Comedy Dynamic of Jewish Mothers Making, Not Being, the Jokes

Jewish moms like Amy Schumer, who were once the material, have become the premier comics of this age.

Podcasts

Pandemic Times Episode 69: What does the rise of Anti-Americanism mean for the Jews?

New David Suissa Podcast Every Monday and Friday. Reflections on the connection between Anti-Americanism and Anti-Semitism. How do we manage our lives during the coronavirus crisis?...

What’d We Miss?

In our 18th episode (Chai!), we're in the Zoom where it happens with our first episode since May. We're recommitting to thoughtful conversations on representation;...

More news and opinions than at a Shabbat dinner, right in your inbox.


By submitting this form, you are consenting to receive marketing emails from: Jewish Journal, 3250 Wilshire Boulevard, Los Angeles, CA, 90010, http://www.jewishjournal.com. You can revoke your consent to receive emails at any time by using the SafeUnsubscribe® link, found at the bottom of every email. Emails are serviced by Constant Contact

x