University students postpone anti-Israel vote

Thursday, April 13, 2017
 | 
Bob Kellogg (OneNewsNow.com)

Israeli flagAfter hours of heated debate, the student government at the University of Wisconsin postponed voting on a resolution targeting Israel and its trade status.

The resolution asked the school to divest from corporations complicit in human rights violations, part of the so-called BDS movement that remains a presence on college campuses.

The debate got especially contentious when it focused on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Tammi Rossman Benjamin of AMCHA says such debates foster anti-Semitism in the form of vandalism, harassment, and suppression of free speech.

It's hard to predict, she says, if the student government will reintroduce the proposal since it was postponed. If it failed it would return.

"But tabling it indefinitely? It's not clear what that means," she observes. "I guess we have to definitely keep our eyes on it and on the school and on the groups that promoted this, particularly the Students for Justice in Palestine."

The resolution came down to a close vote. ASM members voted 13-to-12, with one absention, to postpone the vote, the Badger Herald student newspaper reported.

Consider Supporting Us?

The staff at Onenewsnow.com strives daily to bring you news from a biblical perspective. If you benefit from this platform and want others to know about it please consider a generous gift today.

MAKE A DONATION

Comments

We moderate all reader comments, usually within 24 hours of posting (longer on weekends). Please limit your comment to 300 words or less and ensure it addresses the article - NOT another reader's comments. Comments that contain a link (URL), an inordinate number of words in ALL CAPS, rude remarks directed at other readers, or profanity/vulgarity will not be approved. More details

SIGN UP FOR OUR DAILY NEWSBRIEF

SUBSCRIBE

VOTE IN OUR POLL

What is your reaction to "blue" cities allowing illegal aliens to vote in local elections?

CAST YOUR VOTE

GET PUSH NOTIFICATIONS

SUBSCRIBE

LATEST AP HEADLINES

  At least 11 die when duck boat capsizes in Missouri lake
  Iowa tornadoes hit unexpectedly, causing damage and injuries
  NFL, NFLPA freeze anthem rules amid backlash to Miami policy
US, allies set to evacuate Syrian aid workers from southwest
Dolphins anthem punishment includes suspensions

LATEST FROM THE WEB

'Hand Trump' t-shirts peddled on Facebook
Dartmouth business school will judge applicants based on ‘niceness’
Time to junk racial quotas in higher education
Obama’s identity-politics warning is better late than never
The coming war over the Constitution

CARTOON OF THE DAY

Cartoon of the Day

REASON & COMPANY

NEXT STORY
Wesleyan U invests $220K/yr. in queer, transgender center

LGBTQ on campusThe plans for a new queer and transgender student resource center was announced by Wesleyan University (WU) in Connecticut – a bold move by the Christian institution of higher education that is allegedly putting LGBT rights above its adherence to biblical principles.