Pro-Israel students blast Edinburgh University vote to back BDS

April 4, 2016 17:33


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Pro-Israel students at Scotland's Edinburgh University have blasted as "intolerant" a motion passed by the institution's to boycott the Jewish state.

According to the Jewish Chronicle, he Edinburgh University Students’ Association passed the motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement in a 249-153 vote last Thursday, with 22 abstentions.

In response, the historic university's Israel Engagement Society denounced the result as "a vanishingly small mandate for such a controversial motion that will likely marginalize students of Israeli nationality through an academic, cultural and economic boycott."

The police is due to apply for three years before a new vote is required, according to the report.

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