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StandWithUs Congratulates OSU Students for Defeating Anti-Israel Campaign on January 24, 2018

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StandWithUs Congratulates OSU Students for Defeating Anti-Israel Campaign on January 24, 2018


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(Columbus, OH, January 24th, 2018) - StandWithUs applauds students at The Ohio State University (OSU) for preventing anti-Israel language from being passed in a resolution by the Undergraduate Student Government (USG). The resolution called for a committee to investigate divestment from a number of companies, including those involved with private prisons, ICE immigrant detention centers, and Israel. It was amended to remove all references to Israel and then approved through a secret ballot.

"The global boycott movement seeks to eliminate Israel and deny Jews the right to self-determination in their ancestral homeland. By amending the resolution, students ensured that they would not be exploited to promote this campaign of hate," said Ben Brownstein, the Mid-Atlantic Campus Director at StandWithUs. "I am proud of everyone at OSU who stood up for justice and against bigotry on their campus."

The overwhelming majority of students who spoke in public comment opposed the original resolution, because of its explicit and implicit ties to the discriminatory boycott movement against Israel. Some also spoke out against the exploitation of legitimate social justice issues in America, in order to promote this campaign of hate.
 
StandWithUs congratulates Buckeyes for Israel, OSU Hillel, and all of the other students involved in opposing this manipulative attempt to pass anti-Israel legislation at their university. We will continue to work with the Israel on Campus Coalition, Hillel International, and all of our partners to empower students at OSU and other campuses across the country.

About StandWithUs

StandWithUs (SWU) is a sixteen-year-old, international, non-profit Israel education organization.  Through fellowships, conferences, materials, social media, educational films, and missions to Israel, StandWithUs supports people around the world who want to educate their campuses and communities about Israel. 

Based in Los Angeles, SWU has chapters throughout the United States including the southeast, in Israel, Canada, and the U.K.

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