A UC student leader is adding his laments to the fact that a
group of student representatives are unapologetically condemning a
pro-Israel resolution and refusing to allow Jewish students the
opportunity to oppose the decision.
The University of California Student Association (UCSA) says its
decision to condemn HR 35, a resolution passed by the state
Assembly that asks colleges and universities to stop anti-Semitism
and anti-Israel protests, was made to serve the students' best
interests. The group accuses Israel of racism and violating
human rights, and it is asking other universities and colleges to
divest from the nation (see earlier story).
David Bocarsly, president of
the UCLA student body, recently called on the association to apologize, but Senator Jason Bellet of
The Associated Students of the University of California (ASUC) does
not think that will happen.
"There is an understanding on the board that their decision was
very difficult for some students, but I don't think … it is the
intention of the board to by any means apologize for it," he
"And that's something that's disappointing, because what I had
hoped is that it was a response letter that at least
provided the opportunity for students who disagreed with the
initial resolution to have the opportunity to have their voices
Jewish students say they were deliberately excluded from being
able to give any input, as they were not even told about the
meeting on the issue. Palestinian students, however, were invited
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