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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.

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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.

Lori Lowenthal Marcus

About the Author: Lori Lowenthal Marcus is the U.S. correspondent for The Jewish Press. A graduate of Harvard Law School, she previously practiced First Amendment law and taught in Philadelphia-area graduate and law schools. You can reach her by email: Lori@JewishPressOnline.com


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