This week, the College Republican National Committee (CRNC) has taken a stand on the BDS movement, passing a resolution unanimously condemning the campaign.
The “College Republicans Anti-Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions Resolution” prohibits the group from doing any business with contractors or organizations who support the BDS movement.
The author of the resolution, Judah Waxelbaum, told Campus Reform that the BSD campaign “seeks to exclude the State of Israel and the Israeli people from the economic, cultural, and academic life from the rest of the world.” He then said that its supporters denied the right for Jewish people to have “national self-determination.”
He wrote the resolution in response to the movement becoming a hot topic at Arizona State where he attends. He told campus reform that the movement often leads to the “intimidation and harassment” of students who are Jewish, along with any students who support Israel. Waxelbaum’s final word was that he felt that people couldn’t @voycott the Jewish state without boycotting the Jewish people.”
The CRNC national chairman, Chandler Thornton told Campus Reform that “The CRNC sent a strong message that College Republicans across America stand firmly against the global BDS campaign that seeks to discredit Israel while exploiting anti-Semitism on college campuses.”