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Azrieli Foundation and Concordia University respond to BDS Vote

The Azrieli Foundation was deeply disappointed to learn that the Concordia Student Union (CSU) included a referendum question on its by-election ballot asking its membership whether they approve of the CSU endorsing the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement against Israel. The Foundation joins the faculty of the Azrieli Institute for Israel Studies in opposing such an action.  A letter from the Azrieli Institute for Israel Studies faculty can be found here.

Please see below the letter to the University by Dr. Naomi Azrieli, Chair and CEO of the Foundation, and a letter of reply from Concordia’s President Alan Shepard.

Letter re Concordia CSU BDS Vote Letter from President Shepard December 22 2014_Page_1 Letter from President Shepard December 22 2014_Page_2