Should the U.S. support the Palestinian bid for statehood from the United Nations? No way, say students at Yale University. The answer came in the way of a vote taken by the Yale Political Union a couple of weeks ago, while the UN’s General Assembly met in New York. The vote was 69-39 in favor of the resolution to oppose the move.
Of course, the White House had already announced its intention to oppose the bid for statehood. Still, noted Yale Hillel co-president Sam Greenberg, the vote was “pretty noteworthy,” given the trend among college campuses “to overwhelmingly vote against Israel in most situations like this. Even Yale, a number of years ago, had a big vote that concluded the U.S. should end its special relationship with Israel.”