By Marcus Dysch, November 19, 2009
Edinburgh University Students’ Association has failed in an attempt to introduce a full boycott of Israel.
A motion advocating comprehensive boycott, divestment and sanction action against the Jewish state was heavily defeated at EUSA’s annual meeting on Tuesday.
Around 700 students attended the debate, split across two lecture theatres, with only “a handful” backing anti-Israel action.
The motion had called on EUSA to join the global BDS movement and lobby the university to adopt the same approach.