The UCLA student council has rejected a resolution calling for divestment from five American companies (Caterpillar, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Cemex and Cement Roadstone Holdings) that do business in Israel. There are the third California University that has rejected BDS resolutions this school year, following UC Riverside and Cal State San Diego.
The 7-5 vote early today by the Undergraduate Students Association Council followed nine hours of impassioned testimony. Over 500 students attended the meeting. Students from Bruins for Israel led the fight against the resolution, and live-tweeted the proceeding.
The Undergraduate Students Association does not control the university’s investment portfolio and any divestment vote would be a purely symbolic act. The UC Regents have already stated their opposition to divestment from Israel.
Read more about this latest BDS fail at Algemeiner
UCLA Student Council Defeats Anti-Israel Divestment Resolution (VIDEO)
and at Legal Insurrection
UCLA Student Council rejects anti-Israel divestment resolution
and at the Daily Bruin newspaper