US Women’s Academic Group Votes To Join International BDS Movement

anti-Israel BDS
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The National Women’s Studies Association voted to join the international Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel.

The vote on the BDS referendum passed 653 to 86 at the organization’s annual conference earlier this month, the association announced last week. Slightly more than a third of the members voted.

The recommendation to join the BDS movement was sponsored by Feminists for Justice In/For Palestine, an ad hoc group founded at the studies association’s annual conference in Puerto Rico in 2014.

In January, the association released a solidarity statement against a litany of injustices, including “settler colonialism.”

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