DePaul University’s student body voted in a referendum to approve a divestment resolution targeting Israel.

The vote followed a Jewish Press report indicating that Jewish students at the university have felt unsafe on campus since the anti-Semitic Students for a Just Peace in Palestine group introduced the boycott issue to campus discourse.

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The student government ballot initiative passed with 54.2 percent of the vote, with 45.8 against, The DePaulia student newspaper reported Friday.

A total of 2,908 votes were cast by students at the Chicago Catholic university.

The ballot question asked: “Do you think that DePaul should follow socially responsible investment practices and divest its funds from companies that profit from Israel’s discriminatory practices and human rights violations?”

According to the paper, the university’s president, the Rev. Dennis H. Holtschneider, sent an email to students and faculty after the vote calling the request “problematic in a number of ways.”

He wrote that “what is socially responsible to one organization or set of interests may be objectionable to another.”

The school’s student senate previously passed a divestment resolution in March, but it was vetoed by the student body president.

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56 COMMENTS

  1. First of all its not a Jewish faith
    UNI it’s mixed but I will tell you Carmela Hassan it’s turned into an Islamic place
    We’re people are being radicalised . Soon the KKK will be end up going there as well at least we in the world will never support that place ever . I believe in Karma !!!!!

  2. Tell those students to give up their i-phones, much of the technology on the internet, and all the gee gaws and gemcracks that they sit with at lunch and dinner and stapled to their heads and arms. Most of the technology they so enjoy came from Israel. If they are going to boycott, take it all the way. And give up medicines, surgical procedures, medical devices and so many I can’t even begin to name that we would not have today if there was no Israel.

  3. Tell those students to give up their i-phones, much of the technology on the internet, and all the gee gaws and gemcracks that they sit with at lunch and dinner and stapled to their heads and arms. Most of the technology they so enjoy came from Israel. If they are going to boycott, take it all the way. And give up medicines, surgical procedures, medical devices and so many I can’t even begin to name that we would not have today if there was no Israel.

  4. Wrong, Carmela. Paul had been Jewish when he was Saul, but he turned his back on Judaism, going so far as to change his name to Paul. In fact, there are theologians who claim that it was Paul who started Christianity, not Jesus. Jesus was a Jew who wanted to get rid of bad influences within his own religion, not start a new one. I guess that just as DePaul is wrong about divestment, they’re wrong about Paul.

  5. That’s a lie. All lies stirred up by those so called women libbers organizations on campus. I gave the school pictures and a list of names of who was involved with audio. Even the false rape list. That’s how I know it’s a lie

  6. That’s a lie. All lies stirred up by those so called women libbers organizations on campus. I gave the school pictures and a list of names of who was involved with audio. Even the false rape list. That’s how I know it’s a lie

  7. Yeh up here too
    Uaa at anchorage allows anti Semitic postings in school
    We are told no identifying Israeli markings , flag on car like all other nationalities are or you are deemed to be inciting
    Nice huh
    Can’t wait get hell out of here

  8. Sorry to a Religious School Based on the Ideals currently Represented by Your Leader Pope Francis who’s currently where? Oh yeah Israel where Your Religion got its Genesis! What in Gods Name do You Think You’re Doing? Guess you better start Building a Multi Level Confessional for all of Your Sinning!

  9. Did you know that on their website, they state: “DePaul University is the nation’s largest Catholic university” and the Pope is in Israel…who exactly voted for this referendum??…you should all be ashamed of yourselves…

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