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November 13, 2014 12:11 pm

Toronto’s Ryerson Univ. Passes Motion to Protect Students From Anti-Semitism

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JNS.org – Toronto’s Ryerson University student union (RSU) passed a motion protecting Jewish students from anti-Semitism on campus.

Last spring, RSU voted to join the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, which has since created a hostile environment on campus, especially for Jewish or pro-Israel students.

The motion calls on the Ryerson Student Union to “publicly oppose anti-Semitic actions on campus, to work with Jewish students to fight anti-Semitism and for the RSU to publish an annual report detailing all incidents of racism on campus and the actions taken by RSU.”

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Meryle Kates, executive director of the Canadian region of the Israel education group StandWithUs, praised student leaders “for taking this pro-active stance, and mobilizing other students to vote, to restore a more peaceful and inclusive environment on their campus.”

Along with the anti-Semitism motion, another motion revamping RSU’s “No Islamophobia No Anti-Semitism No Racism Campaign” passed unanimously.

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  • Mickey Oberman

    That Ryerson last year voted for the BDS movement will be a blot forever on its name.

    Mickey

    • Santos2

      Exactly. When that disgusting anti-Semitic motion is reversed then, and only then, can the RSU begin to consider themselves against anti-Semites and protectors of Jewish students on campus. Until then, it is just hypocrisy.

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