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A year of failures: Anti-Israel efforts dealt repeated blows on campus

The College Fix

Kyle Hooten

May 3, 2019


Over the past academic year, anti-Israel activists have suffered key losses on campuses across the country as “boycott, divestment and sanction” efforts have repeatedly failed to take hold at American universities and colleges. In what may have been a record year of failures for the BDS movement, at least eight provisions at major schools failed to secure the necessary votes of their respective student governments.


The failures continued up until the end of the semester. Last month The College Fix reported on Resolution 36 at Cornell University, a measure that was brought before the Student Assembly there. This resolution declared that the school held investments in several companies, such as Raytheon and Hewlett-Packard, that “profit from Israel’s military occupation of the West Bank and the Gaza Strip.” The resolution called for the school to “end its complicity with the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories.”


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