UC Irvine student government repeals Israel divestment resolution
(JTA) — The student government of the University of California, Irvine, has voted to repeal a 2012 resolution that called for the university to divest from companies that do business in Israel.
It passed recently in a 16-6 vote with two abstentions.
The companies named in the nonbinding resolution passed unanimously in 2012 are Caterpillar, Cement Roadstones Holding, Cemex, General Electric, Hewlett-Packard, Raytheon, Sodastream and L-3 Communications.
Roe’s resolution said that a “sustained campaign of harassment and intimidation has been waged against Jewish Students and their allies on UCI’s Campus with impunity,” and that the adoption of the divestment resolution “created a noxious campus climate that has fostered the aforementioned campaign of harassment.”
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