Indiana student government passes resolution condemning anti-Semitism

Marcy Oster

(JTA) — Indiana University’s student government passed a resolution condemning anti-Semitism.

The resolution passed the IU Student Association Congress at its meeting on Tuesday by a vote of 22-6, with six abstentions.

It is the second time this year the association has considered a resolution on anti-Semitism. An earlier version was tabled at a meeting on October 27, the Indiana Daily Student reported.

According to the resolution adopted Tuesday, the association denounces anti-Semitism as defined by the U.S. State Department, which includes demonizing Israel and denying its right to exist along with more general hatred of Jews. It also promises not to fund or participate in activities that promote anti-Semitism or that “undermine the right of the Jewish people to self-determination,” according to the Daily.

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After the October meeting, the resolution was revised to note that the association does not oppose political criticism of Israel and that the it is against the political platform of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement against Israel, though not against individuals who support BDS.

Similar resolutions have passed at the University of California-Los Angeles, UC Berkeley, UC Santa Barbara, University of Minnesota, University of Georgia, Texas A&M, University of Nevada at Reno, and Ryerson University in Canada.

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