(December 4, 2019 / JNS) McGill University’s student union board rejected on Monday a motion for a Jewish student to cancel her planned trip to Israel at the end of the month or be impeached.
Jordyn Wright, a second-year science student, labeled the motion as anti-Semitic and discriminatory. It was also criticized by the McGill administration, the Centre for Israel and Jewish Affairs, the Anti-Defamation League and hundreds of McGill students.
Wright said in a Facebook post that she is “outraged and disgusted, but not surprised” by the attempt by the Student Society of McGill University (SSMU) to give her the boot for going on the “Face to Face” trip to the Jewish state sponsored by Hillel at the end of the month.
She called the push to oust her from the legislative council and board of directors as “anti-Semitic.”
The trip includes visiting Palestinian territories in the West Bank, so she was even more surprised by the move.
The incident surrounding Wright followed the McGill student newspaper earlier this month publishing an editorial falsely describing Zionism as a “colonial movement,” a “racist attitude” and “a violent practice,” and advised students who wanted to learn more about Zionism to refer to a leading BDS website for more information.
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