California university approves BDS resolution

Ben Arie – May 12, 2017

A student association affiliated with California State University has passed a resolution calling for divestment from companies “profiting from Palestinian oppression”, the JTA news agency reported Friday.

The senate of Associated Students, Inc., a nonprofit membership association and auxiliary organization of the university, passed the call on Wednesday in a resolution addressed to the university but which is not binding on it, the report said.

The university’s president, Jane Close Conley, on April 26 sent the senate an open letter opposing plans to issue calls for a boycott against Israel.

The resolution passed this week by the student senate calls on the university “to divest from companies that receive monetary gain from Palestinian oppression”, according to JTA.

The resolution did not specify which companies the senate believes should be a target for divestment.