By Robyn Rosen, December 3, 2009
The London School of Economics (LSE) will be twinning its union with the Islamic University of Gaza, despite protest from students.
A motion which called for the twinning was carried after 161 students voted in favour and 131 against in a debate organised by LSE Palestine Society.
Students from the Israel Society protested outside with banners saying “Say yes to hummus, no to Hamas”.
The decision was made after Ben Grabiner, chairman of the LSE Israel Society, demanded a recount of the votes after allegations of fraud.