UC Berkeley: President Smelko’s veto of anti-Israel bill sustained. Motion to reconsider passes.

U.C. Berkeley student senate votes to sustain veto of divest-from-Israel resolution

by amanda pazornik


The fate of a divest-from-Israel resolution passed last month by the U.C. Berkeley student senate and vetoed a week later by the ASUC president was decided April 15, with a 12-7 vote to sustain the veto, according to the Twitter feed from the Daily Californian, U.C. Berkeley’s student-run campus newspaper.

One senator abstained from the vote, which was decided at approximately 5:37 a.m. A two-thirds majority (14 votes) was needed to overturn the veto. A motion to reconsider the resolution passed.

On March 24, Associated Students of the University of California president Will Smelko vetoed the measure urging U.C. Berkeley and the U.C. Board of Regents to divest from two U.S. companies supplying war materials to Israel.

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