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U of South Florida Student Body President, VP Veto Israel Divestment Resolution

The Jerusalem Post reports: The student body president and vice president at the University of South Florida vetoed a resolution that calls for the divestment from companies complicit in human rights violations against the Palestinian people.

Andy Rodriguez and Michael Malanga, the president and vice president, respectively, of the Student Government Senate, rejected the resolution at the body’s meeting on Tuesday. Last week, the  student senate approved the resolution by a vote of 32-12, with four abstentions, the student newspaper The Oracle reported.

The measure asks the USF Foundation to stop investing in companies that support tobacco products, fossil fuel use and Israel in its conflict with the Palestinians. Its main focus, however, is on Israel.

Read more at the Jerusalem Post

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