ARZA and the UPJ condemn unequivocally the student union of Melbourne University for outrageously supporting the anti-Jewish and anti-israel BDS movement and for demanding an academic boycott. The Zionist voice of Progressive Judaism (ARZA) and the Union for Progressive Judaism representing Progressive congregations and schools, Australasia wide, condemn unequivocally the student union of Melbourne University for outrageously supporting the anti-Jewish and anti-Israel BDS movement and for demanding an academic boycott.
In condemning Zionism, the student union stands against the proposition that the Jewish people are entitled to their right of self-determination in their ancestral homeland.
The student union asserts that every people on this planet, except Jews, are entitled to the right of self-determination.
Purporting to condemn Antisemitism, while engaging in Antisemitic canards, and lies of the worst order, the authors of this resolution damage the reputation enjoyed by this top Australian university. Accordingly, the Student Union should be held to account for the harm they have now caused.
David D. Knoll AM and Brian Samuel OAM
Co-Presidents, Union for Progressive Judaism
Vice-President, Union for Progressive Judaism
President, Australian Reform Zionists Association