Britain’s National Union of Students approves BDS

Under new policy, groups across the UK may impose measures against Israel on their university campuses

Britain’s National Union of Students voted to adopt a policy of Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israel, the Jewish Chronicle reported Monday.

Under the new policy, student unions across the UK may “impose sanctions on Israel and support campaigns to boycott Israeli products on their university campuses.”

The Union of Jewish Students condemned the decision, with a spokesperson saying the policy “will only divide student groups, undermine interfaith relations and suffocate progressive voices for peace on both sides.”

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The spokesperson added that Jewish students across the country felt intimidated and bullied by the “antagonistic atmosphere,” that was created after the British student organization reached its decision.

“The Jewish people have an inalienable right to self-determination, and on this principle, UJS will not compromise,” the spokesperson added.

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