Undergraduates at Ive League Brown University voted overwhelmingly (69%) to divest from the only Jewish state on the planet, Israel.
No word on when they plan to vote to divest from Saudi Arabia, which owns GIANT chunks of twitter, Facebook, and Google. The students at Brown University are only singling out Jews.
Dear Brown University Community,
It is with immense honor and excitement that we announce the successful passing of the Brown Divest referendum today on March 21st, 2019. The referendum passed with 69% of the vote, and the voter turnout today was one of the highest in the history of elections held by the Undergraduate Council of Students: 3,076 students voted. Today is a historic day for Brown as we take an emboldened and clear stand against the university’s complicity in human rights abuses in Palestine and in similar systems of oppression across the world.
Today, we join other universities such as Swarthmore, NYU, UCLA, George Washington University, and others who have had similar successful campaigns. We also become the first Ivy League university to pass a divestment referendum on Palestine and look forward to seeing others follow our lead.
This referendum not only represents a decisive stance on this issue, but a years-long mobilization and unification of a diverse coalition of student groups around this campus. This campaign would not have been possible if we had not united as a community.
The members of Brown Divest view this referendum neither as a beginning nor an end of our struggle for justice. We will continue this momentum and come together as a community to hold the administration accountable to the outcome of this referendum.
Until then and with love,
The left is the home for attacks on Jews.
Of course, progressives and islamists rejoiced!
The administration will reject the measure, but that’s hardly the point. What happens when this administration ages out, and the radical progressive bigots they’re empowering become the administration? Then the Jews are toast.
Liberal Jews bear tremendous responsibility for this unchecked intolerance. They kept their mouths shut in the name of intersectionality, and reminded silent while all the pain was being directed toward Republicans and conservatives. Now the alligator has come for them. Will any of these liberal J-Street Jews turn to their conservative counterparts for solidarity now? Can they after all the pain and suffering they’ve helped enable against the rest of the community?
Bad times ahead.