web analytics
January 28, 2015 / 8 Shevat, 5775
 
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post


Cornell Students Firmly Reject Anti-Israel Divestment Resolution

The anti-Israel Divestment Resolution at Cornell was timed so that the substantive vote would come up in the middle of the Passover holiday.
Cornell University Student Assembly Voting Against the Anti-Israel Divestment Resolution, April 10, 2014.

Cornell University Student Assembly Voting Against the Anti-Israel Divestment Resolution, April 10, 2014.
Photo Credit: Screen Capture of video at Legal Insurrection Blog

However, the issue never went that far. The pro-Israel students at Cornell mobilized quickly and effectively. And proudly. The video below is of just the vote and the aftermath. It shows how the pro-Israel students showed up in force, sat respectfully, applauded enthusiastically, but not spitefully, and exhibited pride and self-respect. The losers were, in a word, sore.

“Students for Justice in Palestine managed to do something wonderful — unite the Cornell Israel Public Affairs Committee and Cornell J Street U,” Professor Jacobson said.

Watch the video.

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the US correspondent for The Jewish Press. She is a recovered lawyer who previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

23 Responses to “Cornell Students Firmly Reject Anti-Israel Divestment Resolution”

  1. JoAnn Morris says:

    Thank You Cornell.

  2. BRAVO SMART AND INDEPENDENT MINDED STUDENT OF CORNELL!!! BE BLESSED!!!

  3. Thank you. This is our America .

  4. Thank you, Cornell! Blessings on you all!

  5. Yay Cornell!! Great standing up!

  6. GOD BLESS THEY ONES WHO PLANT LOVE AND PEACE AMEN AMEN AMEN

  7. Hurray for the students of Cornell. You are the leaders of tomorrow who are not afraid of the bullies.

  8. Good for you. Happy Passover.

  9. Say, is there any BDS movement for any of the genocidal misogynist Jew-hating America-hating terror-state dictatorships surrounding Israel?

  10. John Dyer says:

    well done cornell

  11. That’s the way. Thank you Cornell.

  12. Millie Kashuk says:

    Well Done to the Students of Cornell….May you all be Blessed on this
    Passover ………

  13. Bobby Levit says:

    Proud of you Cornell

  14. Lani Lowell says:

    great report, thanks to the students at Cornell for toppling this fiasco and thanks to the reporter for the backround info and sharing the good news. One less campus where hate and lies are given the finger and a big fat NO

  15. Lani Lowell says:

    Sorry, that's one more campus that is victorious in defeating lies and slander!

  16. Alice Derman says:

    Perhaps there is a lesson to learn from this: if people step up and present a reasonable defense of Israel's action the majority will understand. But for that to happen, supporters of Israel are going to have to study the arguments, prepare themselves, and then speak out.

  17. Congratulations, Cornell. I snicker up my sleeve every time I read of a college that agrees with BDS and passes this perversion of a resolution. For these colleges will be losing future top students who seek the most responsible and student-friendly institutions in which to hone their intelligence.

  18. Anonymous says:

    THREE CHEERS for Cornel…..and As always, STUPIDITY of their Leaders is the reason for the misery of the lives of the Palestinian Arabs. "They Never miss an opportunity to miss an opportunity"!!!!

  19. Basha Kline says:

    The Cornel University must have heard of the resultant situation of the Co-op Bank which indulged in the same divestment, the bank is in the red for billions of pounds (sterling) – The wheels of Gd etc. etc……!

  20. a far better university than Brandeis has become

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
parent org's website homepage of new political campaign office in Israel.
Look Who is Behind the New US Democratic-Style Campaign in Israel
Latest News Stories
parent org's website homepage of new political campaign office in Israel.

There’s a new grassroots, door-to-door knocking, community organizing style campaign effort that just landed in Israel. It’s focused on hoping for change and changing for hope and taking-the-street-to-the-street style shake it up electioneering. Flying in to run the show is none other than Jeremy Bird. The same Bird who was the deputy national campaign director […]

The IAF reportedly hit a Syrian military target in Damascus around midnight.

1:05 AM Syrian Media reports sites Israeli forces targeted belonged to Assad regime forces, including “Brigade 90.” Multiple sites targeted, including base near Khan Arnabah, and west Damascus. 12:54 AM No rockets were found on the Golan. It is believed that the rocket siren went off on the Golan in response to the IAF attack […]

Israel Police deployed inside arrival hall of Ben Gurion International Airport. (archive)

PM Netanyahu says it “could be the right thing to do,” to appoint a female chief of police in Israel. Maybe “it’s time.”

israel polls

Eli Yishai’s Yachad passing the electoral threshold is enough to change the game back.

Two hostages, one each from Japan and Jordan, may die in the next 24 hours, ISIS warns.

The united Arab list is enough to shift the balance of power.

It was supposed to be the “historic snowstorm of the past half-century.” But in NYC it just didn’t happen that way.

UPDATE: No press conference was held, but the Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, sent out a message on social media that “no decision” has yet been “made by Army leadership with respect to Sgt. Bergdahl’s case. The process will be respected.” In other words, they have not yet released their conclusion for public consumption. […]

The former editor-in-chief of Haaretz passed away at age 67 in Jerusalem.

The two rockets fired from Syria that exploded in Israel’s Golan Heights at 1 PM today signifies a new peak in tensions being felt in Israel’s northern borders.

BBC: “Our one big question this morning: Is the time coming to lay the Holocaust to rest?”

Visitors are invited to return to Mount Hermon Ski Resort after a double rocket attack sent officials to evacuate hundreds of people earlier in the day.

As usual, there is a big gap between what Arab countries promise and what they deliver.

An IDF soldier at the Yad Vashem Holocaust Memorial museum in Jerusalem. Tuesday, January 27th is International Holocaust Remembrance Day. On January 27, 1945 the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp was liberated by Soviet forces.

The “Ugly Israeli” has taken its form in six idiot thugs who beat a Druze student, who served in the IDF, because he was speaking Arabic. A Jerusalem court was told the gang of Jews attacked the music student at the Central Bus Station in Jerusalem. The victim, identified as Tommy Hasson, served in the […]

President Obama is sending Jack Lew, the first Orthodox Jewish Treasury Secretary to the commemoration. Secretary Lew will be leading a delegation of State Department officials and Auschwitz survivors.

More Articles from Lori Lowenthal Marcus
parent org's website homepage of new political campaign office in Israel.

There’s a new grassroots, door-to-door knocking, community organizing style campaign effort that just landed in Israel. It’s focused on hoping for change and changing for hope and taking-the-street-to-the-street style shake it up electioneering. Flying in to run the show is none other than Jeremy Bird. The same Bird who was the deputy national campaign director […]

U.S. Sgt. Bowe Bergdahl, released by Taliban in exchange for 5 Gitmo prisoners

UPDATE: No press conference was held, but the Pentagon press secretary, Rear Adm. John Kirby, sent out a message on social media that “no decision” has yet been “made by Army leadership with respect to Sgt. Bergdahl’s case. The process will be respected.” In other words, they have not yet released their conclusion for public consumption. […]

Ari Ne’eman, a pioneer in autism self-advocacy, awarded the Ruderman Prize in Inclusion.

French far-rightist politician Jean-Marie Le Pen suffered a facial injury.

Israeli President Ruvy Rivlin met in New York with former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger.

Iran allegedly is plotting to assassinate the sons of the current and former Israeli prime ministers.

In the Alberta province of Canada, a synagogue was defaced with huge block letters scrawled on its walls: ‘Leave Canada’

Fatah is calling on Palestinian Arabs to protests against Israel on Jan. 26, and to boycott Israeli products

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/cornell-students-firmly-reject-anti-israel-divestment-resolution/2014/04/11/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: