CUNY vice chancellor and general counsel issued a report (full report here) on Brooklyn College and its expulsion of students and journalists from the anti-Israel BDS (more about BDS here) event that had been co-sponsored by the Brooklyn College Political Science Department. The report finds that the “administration did not handle this event well.”
This is far different that the original claim by the university that the students expelled were being disruptive. Thankfully, once the students were expelled from the event, they spoke up about it and pushed for an investigation. This along with victories in places such as the University of Manitoba, where an anti-Israel group was stripped of funding, and UC Riverside, where a divestment decision was overturned, illustrate the importance of standing up against the demonization of Israel on campus. Click here to read more about the failures of the BDS movement.
What can you do? Stay informed. Click here to sign a petition in support of voting no in Berkeley to divest from Israel.
By Gilad Skolnick