Press Release 16/03/11: Edinburgh University students vote overwhelmingly for boycott of Israeli goods
A motion to boycott Israel was overwhelmingly passed at the Edinburgh University Students Association (EUSA) General Meeting on Monday 14th March. In what was described as a ‘landslide’, the motion, ‘Boycott Israeli Goods in EUSA shops and supply chains’ received around 270 votes in favour, with only 20 students voting against.
A motion is being proposed at the forthcoming EUSA GM to boycott Israeli goods in EUSA shops and supply chains. This is part of the Boycott Divestment and Sanctions movement which has its foundations firmly in international law.
The recent leak of the Palestine papers has made clear just how non-existant any peace process is. In this stalemate, as Israel continues the military occupation of Palestinian territory, expropriate land, enforce a brutal siege on Gaza, and lock up political leaders, what direction should the movement for a just peace take? Come along and hear three Edinburgh University students present the case for Boycotting Apartheid Israel.
As part of International Women’s day and Israeli Apartheid Week, SJP & SPSC will be co-hosting Rafeef Ziadah and Terri McLaughlin.
Rafeef Ziadah is a Palestinian refugee, spoken word artist and activist. She is on the committee of International Israeli Apartheid Week and has spoken at international conferences on behalf of the Palestinian Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) National Committee.
A lecture yesterday afternoon by Ron Prosor, Israel’s Ambassador to the UK, at Edinburgh University, was met with protests from within and outside the venue.
Shir will be talking on the need for using boycott tactics against Israel to force it to abide by international law. Come along for what is sure to be an engaging discussion and if you want to find out what Israelis who want fight the occupation think we should be doing.
Edinburgh University Students for Justice in Palestine are planning their second
annual trip to Palestine! Come along to an open meeting on Wednesday the 16th of February at 13.00 in room 7.01, David Hume Tower.
Another article on the SJP protest during Ishmael Khaldi talk in the Morning Star.
An article with pictures on the SPSC website about the SJP protest during Ishmael Khaldi’s talk on the 2nd of February 2011.
An article about the student protest during Ishmael Khaldi’s talk on the Indymedia website.