Thursday 21 October 2021

Burlington City Council to vote on BDS resolution

If passed, the non-binding resolution would be the first of its kind passed in a U.S. city or town

The city of Burlington, Vt., is expected to vote tonight on a resolution endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement targeting Israel. If passed and approved by the city’s mayor, Burlington will become the first city in the country to enact BDS legislation. 


The push for Vermont’s biggest city to adopt a controversial resolution began earlier this year, Burlington residents told Jewish Insider, in the wake of protests over May’s 11-day conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza. But efforts to lay the groundwork for an anti-Israel push at the city level began much earlier.


“It is sort of an explosion of all of that, all of those sparks that have been flying around up until now,” she added.


The timing of the resolution, between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur, raised additional concerns among community leaders.

Users Comments


Qods News Agency

©2017 Qods News Agency. All Rights Reserved