An Israel divestment resolution was defeated Tuesday at the University of California, Santa Cruz with 19 votes against, 17 votes in favor, and three abstentions. The defeat followed a 45-minute student senate debate.
The student senators “understood the magnitude of hastily passing a slanderous bill with only days remaining in the school year,” leading to a relatively short debate on the issue, Don Waintraub, StandWithUs Northern California Campus Coordinator, told JNS.org.
It was amusing to see the debate happen near the international section of campus, which contained Qaddafi’s [Libyan] flag, which is no longer relevant. I remember not believing they could have that dictator’s flag there, and seriously be considering divesting from the only country in the Near East where the Christian community is flourishing, Waintraub added.
In May, an Israel divestment resolution was also defeated at the University of California, Davis.