Wednesday, February 26, 2014

UCLA rejects Divestment

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


Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

look at this video of a typical bed wetting hate monger masquerading as a humanitarian. listen to her melt down rant about UCLA rejecting divestment from Israel. do you think she even heard about homosexuality now being legally a crime in Uganda or about the 59 kids at a Nigerian boarding school killed by the islamist terror group boka-haram a couple days ago?

Gary Fouse said...

The only words I understood were, "like".

Dusty said...

Thats how you can tell she's a native Californian. The Palestinians are lucky to have such an articulate spokesperson for their cause. ;-)