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B’nai B’rith International has issued the following statement:

The vote by the student government at Loyola University Chicago in favor of a resolution urging the school to cease investing in companies that do business in Israel is a clear and concerted effort to demonize and delegitimize the Jewish state.

The vicious, ongoing campaign by anti-Israel activists in the Boycotts, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement singles out Israel for isolation from the international community. Israel’s status as a bastion of academic freedom, as a democracy in a sea of unrest and as a medical, agricultural and technological wonder is ignored by a community of hypocrisy which disregards serious issues in the region to focus attention on Israel.

The unanimous vote, reportedly undertaken suddenly and with no effort at debate, says more about the voters than about Israel.