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Monday, February 25, 2013

Oxford Student Union to vote on boycotting Israel

Oxford's Student Union is voting on boycotting Israel next week, and with the motion seemingly set for failure, the supporters are already making excuses.
According to the report, both the motion's promoter and the person who seconded it have received threatening emails, prompting the latter to withdrawn his support and the former to ask that her name not be publicized.

The BDS movement urges a boycott of Israeli exports as well as any firms – British and international – that do business in or with Israel.
Some BDS supporters have also disrupted cultural events involving Israeli performers.
Last week, the Oxford Student Union gave its colleges two additional weeks to debate the issue, after most failed to come to a decision.
Henry Watson of Magdalen College told the Guardian that "People thought it was a question of supporting Israel or Palestine or supporting peace. The boycott goes against everything the university stands for.
"The idea that we are not going to read your books or articles or hear your arguments on the basis of your nationality is ridiculous."
Magdalen College voted 39-3 against the motion, Watson said.
At least there are some academics around who are still intellectually honest enough not to shut Israel out entirely. 

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2 Comments:

At 12:51 PM, Blogger ALLtoJesus said...

Oxford is now a leftist tank of non-thinkers.

Let them eat horse meat or dog since the beef in Britain has been tainted with Mad Cow disease. Perhaps the Mad Cow should be the new Oxford mascot...an infection that destroys the mind and body, like liberalism, godlessness and hedonism.

 
At 2:46 PM, Blogger Smijj said...

Wow were not all evil in the U.K.

 

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