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  • Writer's pictureJoanne Jacobs

A Defeat For Anti-Semitism

Israeli boycott proposals continue to be made in American universities, and so far at least, they continue to be shot down:

University of Maryland’s student government defeated an anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions (BDS) bill after receiving backlash for voting on it while many Jewish students were observing Passover. On Wednesday, the Student Government Association (SGA), which defended the timing of the vote, killed the bill, “A Resolution Urging the UMCP Administration to Divest from Companies Engaged in Human Rights Violations in Palestine,” sponsored by Divest UMD, a group that calls on the university to cut ties with companies that do business with Israel, with a vote of 25-9, with two students abstaining.

We should be disappointed that it wasn’t 36-0.

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