Thursday, November 20, 2014

UCLA Student Govt. Votes for Israel Divestment; Due to Israel's Occupation of Palestinian Regions

The UCLA student government has voted to support a measure that urges the UC system to sell off stock in companies that do business with Israeli military and profit from Israel's occupation of Palestinian territories, the LA Times website reports today (November 20, 2014).

The issue attracted about 250 people to the UCLA meeting on November 18. The council approved the measure on an 8-2 vote.

These resolutions, however, have no power in relation to UC finances, and the UC Regents have said they have no intention of making any divestments in Israel.

Similar efforts have been brought up in recent years with varying results. Student governments at UC Irvine, UC Berkeley, and UC San Diego have approved similar resolutions.

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