YERUSHALAYIM - Utah state capitol building. (Jkinsocal) The state legislature of Utah has passed a bill targeting the anti-Israel BDS movement. The measure, sponsored by Utah State Sen. Daniel Hemmert and State Rep. Joel Ferry, known as the Anti-Boycott Israel Amendments, prohibits a government entity from contracting with a person that boycotts the State of Israel, JNS reported. If Gov. Spencer Cox signs it into law, which he is expected to do, Utah will join 32 other states with similar legislation. Meanwhile, the student government at the University of California, Los Angeles passed a resolution on March 3 that alleged Israel is engaged in the “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians.
UCLA student government passes resolution accusing Israel of ‘ethnic cleansing’ It supports a resolution passed in 2014 promoting the BDS movement. The University of California, Los Angeles. Credit: Michael Gordon/Shutterstock. Spread the word. (March 8, 2021 / JNS) The student government at the University of California, Los Angeles passed a resolution on March 3 that claimed Israel is engaged in the “ethnic cleansing” of Palestinians. Titled “A Resolution Calling for the UC to Divest from War,” it urged the academic institution “to sever itself from companies that engage or aid in the oppression of any people” and called on the school to divest from Israel’s “war industry.” It also stated that divestment is a tactic in fighting against injustices, such as “South African apartheid” and the alleged “ethnic cleansing in Palestine by the Israeli government.”
Mar 7, 2021 UCLA’s student government is pushing a ridiculous claim that flies in the face of easily verifiable facts in the public record. By Yakir Benzion, United With Israel The UCLA student government passed a resolution claiming Israel is committing “ethnic cleansing” against the Palestinians, the Jewish Journal reported over the weekend. The college students had not only failed to do their homework, they promoted a libel that is clearly disproved by facts and history. The student council passed a motion entitled “A Resolution Calling for the UC to Divest from War,” which was a backdoor attempt by the anti-Israel movement to promote the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) resolution passed by the UCLA student government in 2014, the