Columbia student council votes down BDS referendum

A student council at a Columbia University college voted not to add a question asking about support for the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement to a student referendum.
A Wider Bridge wishes a big Mazel tov to the students of Columbia University for rejecting hate. BDS has no place in our University LGBTQ Centers, Stuart governments, or anywhere on American college campuses.

The Columbia College council decided Monday that it would not include the resolution, which was proposed by the student group Apartheid Divest, to the ballot, according to The Columbia Spectator.

Critics of the resolution said its wording would divide students, especially using the term “apartheid,” to describe Israel. Proponents said it was not intended to change anyone’s opinion but rather that the results would provide information that could be used to encourage divestment from Israel, the Columbia Spectator reported.

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