This is disgusting. George Washington University has a huge Jewish student body. But Tali Edid is right: “We are disappointed with the outcome of the SA’s decision in passing this bill. The SA showed tonight its inability to condemn antisemitism and proves they don’t have the proper means and knowledge to discuss this topic in the first place.” These students aren’t making informed decisions. They’re indoctrinated leftist bots, filled with the propaganda their professors feed them. This is the evil outcome of that indoctrination.
StandWithUs slams GW University after divestment vote on Israel approved,” by Daniel J. Roth, Jerusalem Post, April 24, 2018 (thanks to Mark):
NEW YORK – StandWithUS, the Israel educational organization, condemned a resolution passed by George Washington University’s student body on Monday calling for divestment from companies that do business with the Jewish state.
The organization also expressed outrage that the school’s Student Association failed to hold accountable one of its senators for anti-Israel bias before the vote.
“We are disappointed with the outcome of the SA’s decision in passing this bill. The SA showed tonight its inability to condemn antisemitism and proves they don’t have the proper means and knowledge to discuss this topic in the first place,” said Tali Edid, president of GW for Israel and a StandWithUs Emerson Fellow.
Earlier in the evening, the SA failed to censure Senator Brady Forrest for allegedly employing racist rhetoric against Jewish organizations on campus.
Brady, currently an at-large graduate SA senator at the school, wrote in 2014 that groups like GW Hillel and the Jewish Student Association were “complicit with and supportive of the state of Israel and programs and ideology that is exclusive and racist.”
“It is important to note that my problem with these organizations is not because of their religious affiliation/identification but rather the abandoning of religious beliefs at the expense of Zionism,” he added.
The messages were posted on the “Overheard at GW” Facebook group just months after the conclusion of Operation Protective Edge, Israel’s 50-day war with the terrorist group Hamas in Gaza.
According to student body rules, two-thirds of SA senators had to vote in favor of censuring him but only 17 out of 27 chose to do so, leaving him the opportunity to vote on divestment against Israel. As a result, nearly all Jewish students walked out of the SA meeting in protest.
The divestment decision was passed with a vote of 18 in favor, 6 against, and 6 abstention.
The StandWithUs statement comes on the heels of a referendum passed at Barnard College last week calling for companies to divest from Israel….