Liberal student activists have gone 0-for-6 in trying to push universities to divest from Israeli companies, otherwise known as the BDS movement.
The University of Oregon is facing an internal division over a student body’s vote to divest from any company that has any relationship with Israel, including hummus maker Sabra.
After ten hours of discussion and disagreement, UC-Santa Barbara student senators walked out a meeting on whether to pass a boycott-Israel resolution or not to.
Over fifty student groups at New York University are pushing a petition to encourage the university administration to divest from Israel-produced goods and products such as Sabra-brand hummus.
Another divest-from-Israel student resolution is making its way in the George Washington University student association, after a failed attempt to do so last year over lack of attention to detail.
At a ‘Take a Knee’ rally at Cornell University, which was to protest racial injustice in America (and was inspired by football athlete Colin Kaepernick), a professor led a chant of “Free Palestine.”
A pro-Palestinian group said that they’re fine with advocating for violence, when necessary.
Kent State’s pro-Palestinian student group, Students for Justice in Palestine (SJP), applauded gay march organizers for kicking out gay Jewish activists last weekend.
A resolution to boycott Israel was rejected by the Modern Language Association, which has resisted such efforts in the recent past.
Hunger strikes have done little to change U.S.-Israel policy, especially when those participating are trying to act in solidarity with prisoners in Israeli prisons and are trying to apply political pressure.