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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.


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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

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