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The case against Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions

On March 23rd, Rose Chacko wrote an article for The Student, calling for further education on the Palestinian BDS (Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions) movement in the hope that ‘Israel will be pressured into respecting international law with regards to its treatment of the Palestinian people’. In this article, I will steer clear of the historical […]

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EUSA cannot legally implement BDS

Last Wednesday, the EUSA Trustee Board concluded that ‘while the [Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions] will be published as normal alongside other Student Council business, the BDS motion as it is written cannot legally be implemented by EUSA’. As Chair of the Board, I want to make it clear that this decision was made on legal […]

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The student Left are prone to ignoring Jewish students’ fears of antisemitism

Let me say it bluntly. Leftwing students and the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign have a huge problem with antisemitism. On Thursday 2 April, the night before Passover and at the last student council of the year, a motion was tabled asking Edinburgh University’s Student Association (EUSA) to affiliate with the BDS movement against Israel. […]