Edinburgh Students Union votes for boycott

Students at Edinburgh University have voted overwhelmingly in favour of a boycott of Israeli goods.

On Monday, around 270 backed a boycott motion with only 20 voting against it. Israeli products will not be sold in student union shops, and they will encourage suppliers to stop using Israeli products.

The motion claimed Israel was an apartheid state. The union will now be officially affiliated with the boycott, divestment and sanctions movement.

    Last updated: 12:32pm, March 17 2011