Union votes against bias on MidEast
UNIVERSITY COLLEGE London’s Jewish society has won a favourable result following a referendum on the israel-palestinian conflict.
ucL union’s first general meeting of the year asked members to vote on the question: “should your union refrain from making a statement that condemns or supports either side of the israel/gaza conflict?”
more than 300 students attended the meeting, with 212 voting in favour of the union abstaining from commenting on matters in the middle East.
Dan sher, Jsoc co-president, said: “after a week’s hard campaigning, the moderate majority on campus spoke up and voted in favour.
“it is a really great boost for israel/ gaza politics on campus, as ucL union has silenced the extremist minority today.
“hopefully this will be a sign of things to come on other campuses around the uK.”
the result of the vote could make anti-israel groups’ plans to secure campus boycotts or sanctions against the Jewish state “close to impossible for the foreseeable future”, said mr sher.