Apr 29, 2011

#BDS: Another BDS Success! EUSA votes for boycott of Israeli goods.

"A motion to boycott Israeli goods was overwhelmingly passed at the Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) General Meeting on March 15.
Boycott Israeli Goods in EUSA shops and supply chains received around 270 votes in favour, with only 20 students voting against.
Proposed by students from Edinburgh University Students for Justice in Palestine, the motion noted that Israel is an apartheid state and resolved to affiliate EUSA to the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, to boycott Israeli goods in EUSA supply chains and shops, and to mandate the EUSA executive to lobby the University to do the same.
Since the call was made in 2005 by over 170 Palestinian civil society organisations, the BDS movement has grown rapidly in the UK.
University unions such as Sussex, Manchester and SOAS have had BDS motions passed."

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