“Approximately 64 percent of about 600 union members voted Friday in support of a BDS statement”
Just outstanding timing on this. Harvard should be embarrassed. The last few weeks have made them look so awful.
The College Fix reports:
Harvard graduate student union endorses anti-Israel BDS movement
Amid the ongoing Israel-Hamas war, more than 60 percent of Harvard University’s graduate student union voted Friday to endorse statements endorsing the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement against Israel.
Approximately 64 percent of about 600 union members voted Friday in support of a BDS statement from some rank-and-file members of the United Auto Workers, the national union to which the Harvard Graduate Student Union belongs, The Harvard Crimson reported Monday.
The BDS movement promotes withdrawing business from companies, groups and institutions with ties to Israel.
The statement demands the end of “occupation and colonization of all Arab lands” and has not been adopted by the UAW, according to The Crimson.
The turnout for the vote was the largest in the union’s history, excepting votes pertaining to contracts.
At the same meeting, approximately 69 percent of the Harvard Graduate Student Union voted in support of a second statement from the United Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers of America that called for an Israel-Hamas ceasefire in Gaza.
The union also issued a statement denouncing doxxing attacks on alleged pro-Palestinian activists, but faced backlash for deciding not to include an amendment condemning antisemitism and acknowledging Jewish students’ safety concerns.
Graduate Student Union trustee Max Ehrenfreund said he rejected the amendment only because it didn’t pertain to the doxxing. He told The Crimson another statement condemning antisemitism is being reviewed by the union.
“It’s not really appropriate to discuss other kinds of questions when we’re concentrating on one issue that we all recognize is somewhat separate from broader questions about the conflict,” Ehrenfreund told The Crimson.
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