Anti-Israel protesters shut down Carleton board meeting -

Anti-Israel protesters shut down Carleton board meeting

Group wants university to divest itself of companies that hold relations with Israel


A board of governors meeting at Carleton University was canceled Tuesday night due to a protest of more than 200. The protest, which partially blocked access to the meeting room, was organized in part by Students Against Israeli Apartheid (SAIA). According to SAIA members, the demonstration was a response to the university’s refusal to permit students to attend the meeting to debate a motion calling on Carleton to divest itself from companies that hold relations with Israel. The student motion, which targeted pension funds, was not included in the agenda, the administration says, because pension investments have already been reviewed and a policy was adopted in the fall that states “environmental, social and governance factors should be considered in investment decision-making.”

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Anti-Israel protesters shut down Carleton board meeting

  1. The so called human rights protectors- don’t protect 21 century vales!
    They support movements that fight against all the values they pretend to defend.

    They are silent when Islamists are denying:
    Women equality–human rights–religious freedom–democracy

    However they are practicing:
    Kill people that condemd Islamist values-hate teaching in schools and children garden–genocide preaching in Mosques and TV—indiscriminately targeting civilians—chasing Christians-slavery in Sudan and Golf states

    And don’t blame:
    1:Muslim brotherhood speech saying:
    ‘Hitler didn’t finish the jog—The Muslims will finish the job”
    2:Hamas charter:
    The day of judgment will not come until Moslems fight killing the Jews.
    The stones and trees will say O MOSLEM, THERE IS A JEW BEHIND ME, KILL HIM
    3: “Hiding among civilians prevents armies with western values the ability to fight. We impose a new non conventional equation in wars”
    Said by Hamas leader Khalid Mash’al on Al-Jazeera
    They should support the following values.
    *will promote the development of the country for the benefit of all its inhabitants;
    *will be based on the precepts of liberty, justice and peace taught by the Hebrew Prophets;
    *will uphold the full social and political equality of all its citizens, without distinction of race, creed or sex;
    * will guarantee full freedom of conscience, worship, education and culture;
    * will safeguard the sanctity and inviolability of the shrines and Holy Places of all religions

    Those are Israel values and practice based on the independence declaration:
    Despite non stop wars, terror attacks, boycodes and dehumanization Israel has to phase for more than 65 years –Israel still hopes that those values will be achieved one day

  2. Ugggghh so embarassed to be a Carleton Alum lately. I dont recall this kind of silliness going on while I went there. Somedays I want to remove my degree from my wall.

    • Dear KC, this “silliness” has been a politicized issue on campus in the past. Students successfully demonstrated against war profiteering in the south-african apartheid, and Carleton did divest. Without Student mobility, this would not have happened.


      1) To say that modern-day human rights activists “don’t protect 21 century vales” Is somewhat accurate, I suppose – if you consider prioritizing profits over the lives of civilians a 21st century value.
      2) To deny Muslims the right to practice their religion is certainly denying people of their religious freedoms, no?

      I am not going to get into the palestine-israel debate, however it is important to note that students deserve freedom of expression.

      Furthermore, the motions that are being put forth by students to hold the University accountable speak DIRECTLY to Carleton’s Pension Fund’s investment in corporations that are directly affiliated with war profiteering and militarism.

      This should not be a debate over whether certain religions are “right” or “wrong”. Rather, we should consider the ways in which corporations (or, Universities) profit from investment in militaristic endeavors.

  3. What a pathetic bunch of idiots!Trying to bully university management like that. Shows how irrational this left wing Jew hatred is. The ringleaders should be expelled and charged criminally. And that goes for any staff who encouraged this kind of violent, abusive, racist, hysterical behavior too.

    • Pathetic? What do you expect from “these” people.

  4. Thank God I didn’t go to Carleton. What an embarrassment.