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Don’t tell us how to feel

The definition of anti-Semitism is not decided by an individual. It is especially not declared by those that have never been Jewish; it is something that is never fully agreed upon unless there is unanimous agreement within the community regarding a specific case, whether that community be the Jewish community of Stanford or the Jewish community in the United States.

Senate does not pass divestment resolution

In a four hour long meeting on Tuesday night, the 16th Undergraduate Senate failed to pass a resolution that called on the University to divest from corporations identified as complicit in human rights abuses in Israel and Palestine.

Nine members of Senate voted in favor of the resolution; five members opposed and one abstained from voting. The resolution needed a two-thirds majority to pass. However, with the one abstention, the nine yes votes represented only 64 percent of the 14 votes cast.

The Israel I have seen

I’m a big peace supporter and want Palestinian independence with all my heart. I will never agree, however, to political tactics such as divestment, which seeks not to engender cooperation, but instead to perpetrate a false image about my country and delegitimize it.