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President of California college says he will ignore faculty BDS motion

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Mar 15, 2019 10:45 PM 1+ week ago

JTA -- Faculty at California's Pitzer College voted in favor of suspending its study abroad program in Israel, but the institution's president said he would ignore their motion.

Thursday's non-binding recommendation by faculty at the college governing body was spearheaded by proponents of the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement against Israel, according to the American Jewish Committee, which condemned the vote as an "outrageous attack on academic freedom."

The recommendation to suspend the study abroad program at Haifa University passed with a majority of 68 in favor and 25 opposing. Another eight voters abstained. Shortly afterwards Pitzer College President Melvin Oliver rejected the motion, stating that, "I am refusing to permit Pitzer College to take a position that I believe will only harm the College."

The motion calls for suspending the program until "the Israeli state ends its restrictions on entry to Israel based on ancestry and/or political speech" and until it "adopts policies granting visas for exchanges to Palestinian universities ...

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