Tagged Students for Justice in Palestine

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BDS Fails; Social Responsibility Succeeds

Luke Brose contributed to this report.   Students for Justice in Palestine succeeded in seeing their resolution on transparency of the University of Minnesota’s investment policy pass through student government on Tuesday, but not in the form they envisioned. SJP’s divestment resolution was added to the agenda from the floor of the Minnesota Student Association….

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MSA Avoids Divestment and Anti-Semitism Arguments

The Minnesota Student Association voted to strike two controversial resolutions from the agenda during Tuesday night’s forum, one regarding divestment from Israel and another regarding anti-Semitism on campus. These two resolutions have divided the student body, along with the faculty, religious leaders, and financial donors to the University. President Kaler spoke out against UMN Divest’s…

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Kaler Condemns Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions on Day of MSA Vote

University of Minnesota President Eric Kaler released a statement today condemning the UMN’s chapter of Students for Justice in Palestine’s (SJP) divestment resolution, while also expressing concern with Students Supporting Israel’s (SSI) anti-Semitism resolution. Kaler’s statement comes on the day that the Minnesota Student Association is set to vote on both resolutions. Kaler began by…

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BDS Debate Starts on Campus

Editors note: After initially declining to comment, SJP has contacted us regarding two errors. This article earlier stated that all companies being targeted are Israeli. Raytheon and Caterpillar are American, and G4S is British. Secondly this article stated that SJP had claimed that G4S runs security for Israeli settlements. On February 15, UMN Divest released…

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Students for Justice in Palestine Protest Pro-Israeli Peace Rally

A pro-Israel peace rally that took place on the University of Minnesota-Twin Cities Campus was silently protested by approximately 50 Palestinian advocates on October 30. The rally was put on by Students Supporting Israel (SSI,) Hillel, and other pro-Israel groups in response to the recent attacks by Palestinians on Israeli citizens. The counter protest, hosted by…

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Co-Opting Solidarity

Ever since the shooting of an unarmed African American teen by a white police officer in Fergueson MO, we have seen much of the African American community within the U.S express outrage over what some believed to be the racially motivated killing of Mike Brown. Not long after, after the death of Freddie Gray left…

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Intolerable Intolerance Pt. 2

Last week, on Israel’s Independence Day, Students Supporting Israel joined forces with Hillel to host a table and forum to celebrate the occasion. As part of the celebration, the group wrote in chalk on the campus sidewalk reminding campus to “Celebrate Israel’s birthday!” The next morning, many of its messages were defaced with anti-Semitic remarks-drawing…

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