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Student Union at University of Toronto Adopts BDS Motion

Student Union at University of Toronto Adopts BDS Motion

“Last night’s vote represents a pattern of antisemitism at the University of Toronto that has gone unchecked for years”

The BDS movement has become far too common on college campuses, and not just in the United States.

The Jerusalem Post reports:

University of Toronto Student Union adopts BDS motion

The University of Toronto’s Student Union voted on Wednesday to divest from and sanction companies involved in Israeli administration of the disputed territories.

“Be it resolved that The UTSU wholly divest funds & further on forbid investment to firms complicit in the occupation of Palestinian Territory,” read the motion in the agenda of the special general meeting on February 16.

The motion passed 299 in favor to 143 against.

“A historic victory!” Tweeted Moe Alqasem, president of Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 1281. “UTSU Just voted to divest tonight.”

In a letter to University president Meric Gertler, Hasbara Fellowships Canada, a pro-Israel NGO, argued that the motion was “so vaguely worded that, depending on how it is interpreted, it could potentially lead to the banning and boycotting of Jewish-owned businesses.”

“Last night’s vote represents a pattern of antisemitism at the University of Toronto that has gone unchecked for years,” Executive Director of Hasbara Fellowships Canada Daniel Koren told The Jerusalem Post. “When ‘U of T’ allows student unions to promote BDS — Even when their own committees have found BDS to be discriminatory — It emboldens students to target Israel and the Jewish People.”

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It’s not the students’ fault. They’ve been fed lies about Israel and the Mid-East for their entire lives.

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