Wed Feb 27, 2013, 05:04 PM
Purveyor (21,913 posts)
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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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 11:29 PM
azurnoir (37,151 posts)
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