Monday, March 19, 2012

Boycott against Israel supported by the University of Regina Student Union (URSU):

"Actions called 'anti-Jewish' "
By Emma Graney
Regina Leader-Post (Canada)
March 19, 2012

"...Organized by the Regina Solidarity Group, IAW [Israeli Apartheid Week] included films, poetry readings and a lecture at the University of Regina, where the student union (URSU) voted at their February Annual General Meeting to support Palestinian rights through boycotts of Israel.

The motion was brought to the meeting by Students Against Israeli Apartheid, which, together with the Regina Solidarity Group, argues for boycotts, sanctions and divestments "as a means of pressuring Israel to comply with international and human rights law."

Paige Kezima, URSU spokeswoman, says the union will now be guided by the group to examine URSU investments and possibly introduce a boycott against Israeli academics....


"URSU members pass motion to support call for Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions of Israel"

From the University of Regina Students' Union (URSU) Web site, at

February 15, 2012

During its Annual General Meeting on Wednesday, February 8th, the University of Regina Students' Union (URSU) passed a motion to join student organizations to support Palestinian rights. Although the motion touches on a contentious and controversial issue, the decision was made democratically and in accordance with the URSU procedures.

The motion was brought forward by a student, and was seconded, before members were invited to speak on the motion. After speakers, for and against the motion, were heard, a vote was taken, which resulted in a near unanimous decision to pass the motion.


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