By Ben Sales 

Los Angeles teachers union votes to postpone Israel boycott motion indefinitely


October 1, 2021

(JTA) — Los Angeles’ main teachers union voted Thursday to indefinitely postpone a motion in favor of boycotting Israel.

For months, the United Teachers of Los Angeles, which has approximately 30,000 members, has been debating a motion to support BDS, or the movement to boycott, divest from and sanction Israel. The motion was first raised in the wake of the conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza in May. It has since been adopted by several local chapters of the union.

The resolution calls for the union to “endorse the international campaign for boycotts, divestment and sanctions ag...

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