The demands for funding increases for all cultural clubs except those “aligned with Zionist ideology” were led by the Black Student Union
Hundreds of students at Swarthmore College had signed a petition requesting that the Israeli hummus no longer be sold on campus.
One poster depicted a man pointing a gun at a stereotypical Jew with a beard, long nose and yarmulke who had tentacles wrapped around the earth.
More than 80 students on both sides of the issue delivered emotional remarks about the impact the resolution would have on their lives.
The elite women’s college, one of the most heavily Jewish in the country, voted 64%-36% last week to call on the board of trustees to divest.
In the video, a member of Theta Tau gets on his knees and repeats an oath with slurs against blacks, Hispanics and Jews, among others.
“Nobody wants to be known for this. It’s exhausting.”
Pro-BDS students were understandably jubilant when the results were announced — and they predicted it could lead to similar wins at other schools.
Many Jewish students who aren’t normally involved in Israel politics have gotten involved. But others have “Israel fatigue.”
51 campus organizations signed a resolution last week pledging not to co-sponsor any events with Israel advocacy groups.