Students at The Ohio State University late last month revised a resolution to exclude any mention of Israel from a divestment resolution.
The original resolution wanted OSU to divest itself from doing business with companies involved with private prisons, Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) detention centers, and Israel. But after listening to public comment from students, the Undergraduate Student Government voted to exclude any mention of Israel in the final version.
Ben Brownstein of StandWithUs says while his organization worked hard to revise the resolution, they couldn't have done it alone.
"We definitely could take pride in that we did help the situation," he tells OneNewsNow, "but there's no way we could have done anything if the students at Ohio State and the people on the ground there weren't continuously on it."
On its website, StandWithUs offers kudos to those who spoke against the original version, including Buckeyes for Israel and OSU Hillel.
Brownstein explains this was the fourth attempt by opponents of Israel to have the university divest itself of companies directly or indirectly doing business with the Jewish state.
"Luckily, it's failed each year," he shares. "So hopefully we'll see this continue and send a clear message to people trying to pass this resolution that students at this university won't stand for these resolutions."
StandWithUs is a 16-year-old international, non-profit organization working on campuses in the U.S. and abroad to educate students about Israel.