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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.

A Jewish senator, Marshall Roe, had introduced the resolution to repeal in the Associated Students of UC Irvine. Roe is a veteran of the U.S. Navy, the Jewish Journal reported.

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.”

The post Student government at UC Irvine repeals 2012 resolution calling for divestment from Israel appeared first on Jewish Telegraphic Agency.

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