It’s Israeli Apartheid Week at campuses across North America–that annual tradition in which ignorant leftist youth attempt to demonize the only open society in the Middle East. At UCLA, one of the main highlights of the week was a student council vote on whether to urge the university and the University of California as a whole to divest from companies associated with the Israeli occupation of Gaza [sic] and the West Bank.
The resolution, which would have been a big victory for the “Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions” movement, was defeated, 7-5, after a debate that lasted nearly twelve hours, starting Tuesday evening and ending Wednesday morning. The debate was so highly contested that council members deadlocked on whether to vote by secret ballot until the council president cast a tiebreaking vote in favor, according to the Daily Bruin.
As William Jacobson of LegalInsurrection noted, the council’s note-taker was so distraught that the resolution failed that she interrupted the meeting with a histrionic rant, full of tears, profanity, and high dudgeon. “I, like, always bite my tongue through these meetings…but I’ve never been more f***ing disappointed, on anything…because people are getting hurt, and we could have stopped it,” she said, pounding the table and sobbing.
Update: Breitbart News’ own Ben Shapiro, a UCLA alum, made an appearance at the meeting to denounce the divestment resolution.