Dear Friend of Israel,
I am writing to you with a sense of urgency regarding an impending vote in the City University of New York (CUNY). What CUNY’s Doctoral Students’ Council (DSC) has planned is actually more of an ambush than a vote. Tonight, Friday September 12, 2014, there will be an attempt to pass a student government measure boycotting Israel. However, this vote was planned in a quiet and secretive manner and purposely planned for Friday night since it is the Jewish Sabbath and therefore eliminates the possibility of a stronger Jewish voice and a significant group that is supportive of Israel and against the boycott.
Besides the gross injustice and hypocrisy of the boycott itself, the way this process is playing out is an abuse of the democratic system within the University’s system. If this action should go forth without strong objection from the people within the community who are supportive of true justice even if they are not necessarily friends of Israel, the precedent it would set would be damaging to the image and integrity of the entire institution. It is with that thought that I urge you to contact CUNY and make them aware that you object to this action, particularly in the underhanded and stealth manner it is being conducted.
Thank you in advance for your help on this matter.
Global Coalition for Israel
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