Jun. 3, 2015
Britain’s Student Union Votes to Boycott Israel – Tamar Pileggi
The UK’s National Union of Students passed a motion Tuesday to join worldwide efforts to boycott Israel over what it called Israel’s violations of Palestinian human rights. The NUC’s Executive Council passed the motion dubbed “Justice for Palestine,” with 19 members voting in favor, 12 against and three abstaining.
An Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesperson said the decision had “little practical implications, since this body has already voiced anti-Israel opinions in the past.” In the wake of the vote, the British Government restated its firm opposition to calls to boycott Israel. (Times of Israel)
See also Netanyahu: British Student Union that Now Boycotts Israel, Refused to Boycott ISIS – Herb Keinon (Jerusalem Post)