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June 3, 2015 9:39 am

UK’s Largest Student Union Passes Motion to Boycott Israel

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A British student union passed a motion to boycott Israel. Photo: Wiki Commons.

A British student union passed a motion to boycott Israel. Photo: Wiki Commons.

JNS.org – The United Kingdom’s National Union of Students (NUS), which represents millions of students at universities across that country and is the largest British association of its kind, on Tuesday passed a resolution to affiliate with the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel.

The resolution, titled “Solidarity with Palestine: Boycott, Divestment & Sanctions,” passed the NUS National Executive Council with 19 votes in favor, four against, and one abstention, London’s Jewish Chronicle reported.

The motion, which was put forward by the students’ union of the School of Oriental and African Studies in London, was passed as an amendment to a Justice for Palestine motion that condemned Israel for its actions in the West Bank and Gaza.

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Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon said the vote had “little practical implications, since this body has already voiced anti-Israel opinions in the past.”

“Instead of expressing hatred, British students would benefit from studying history and understanding that the distance between conveying hate language and prejudice to committing despicable crimes is not that great,” Nahshon added.

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