Monthly Archives: March 2013

Oxford Students Reject Israel Boycott

Ynet World News, among numerous other international news agencies, reported that Oxford University students voted 69 – 10 to defeat a motion that would have required them to support and promote the global Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. Oxford’s constituent colleges held their own votes prior to the Student Union’s vote, and the majority of colleges also rejected the boycott proposal. The February 27th vote sends a clear signal that University students (unlike certain MPs) will not allow other students or anyone else to be marginalised based on their nationality.