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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:04 PM

Oxford Student Union Votes Down Israel Boycott

The Oxford University Student Union voted down a motion on Wednesday calling for a boycott of Israel, its institutions, goods and produce.

According to the record of the vote at the prestigious university, 69 voted against the motion, 10 voted in favor, and 15 abstained.

Along with the boycott, the motion had also called for the university's students union, and for Britain's National Union of Students, to join the international campaign for boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) against Israel.

After the vote, the Union of Jewish Students said in a statement that the result shows “Israelis are welcome at Oxford and sends a clear statement that neither students, nor anyone else, will be marginalised at Oxford on the basis of their nationality.”

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http://www.haaretz.com/jewish-world/jewish-world-news/oxford-student-union-votes-down-israel-boycott.premium-1.506249

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Reply Oxford Student Union Votes Down Israel Boycott (Original post)
Purveyor Feb 2013 OP
VanillaRhapsody Feb 2013 #1
King_David Feb 2013 #2
Swamp Lover Feb 2013 #3
oberliner Feb 2013 #4
Purveyor Feb 2013 #5
oberliner Feb 2013 #6
Purveyor Feb 2013 #8
King_David Feb 2013 #7
azurnoir Feb 2013 #9

Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:10 PM

1. "nor anyone else, will be marginalised at Oxford on the basis of their nationality.”

is kind of an ironic statement isn't it?

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:28 PM

2. Good for them. nt

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:21 PM

3. Issue recieved a hearing and fair vote. it was turned down.

 

A victory for process and fair play.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:29 PM

4. How would you have voted?

Are you willing to share what your vote would have been?

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Response to oberliner (Reply #4)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:54 PM

5. I would have voted for the boycott and disappointed it failed the vote. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 07:58 PM

6. Thanks for sharing that

I appreciate your honesty.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #6)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:04 PM

8. Indeed. eom

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Response to Purveyor (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 08:27 PM

7. I don't think they wanted to be in the company of the BDS movement

I dont think anyone would want to be associated with those extremists.

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Response to Purveyor (Original post)

Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:29 PM

9. Doesn't seem that Oxford was interested in taking part when South Africa was the antiApartheid targe

either there was a collection of UK scholars from various institutions and one can presume that may have included Oxford, but not as an institution


http://www.nelsonmandela.org/aama/country/category/united-kingdom

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