University of New Mexico graduate students rescind Israel divestment measure

The University of New Mexico seal. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( The University of New Mexico (UNM) Graduate & Professional Student Association on Saturday rescinded an Israel divestment resolution that it had passed last month. 

The initial vote on the measure on April 28 had taken place without the knowledge or presence of any members of the UNM pro-Israel community, according to the Israel education organization StandWithUs. Members of the student group Lobos for Israel and UNM’s Hillel affiliate worked to bring about the reversal of the decision. 

In early April, an Israel divestment resolution was defeated in a 12-7 vote in UNM’s undergraduate student government.

UNM’s chapter of the anti-Israel group Students for Justice in Palestine vowed in a Facebook post on Saturday that it would “make sure to continue our divestment initiative in the coming semester.”

Posted on May 12, 2014 .