Britain / 16-02-2017
Anti-Israel BDS motions stopped at UK/Northern Ireland universities
Anti-Israel boycott motions have failed at two British universities.
Ulster University in Northern Ireland and City University in London rejected proposals in the past week.
Students at Ulster defeated a motion in a student union vote. At City, where a motion which had passed in November was rejected by the university’s board of trustees, an amended policy was due for debate but was pulled by the proposer, leaving the university without any accepted boycott policy.
Michali Belovski, City JSoc president, said she was “proud that Jewish students and our allies came together to vote against the motion, ensuring by their sheer number that the vote did not go ahead.
“We also very much appreciate certain other non-Jewish students at City who have showed their support in various ways, including taking time out of their busy schedules to vote and spend time understanding our perspective.
“We are delighted that City students are not interested in this divisive campaign. The message is clear, all students are welcome at City.”