In an editorial published Tuesday, 11 October 2022 by the student body at Wellesley College of Liberal Arts in the US, the group called for the liberation of Palestine and listed companies supporting the Israeli occupation in an effort to encourage students to boycott them.
The student body expressed support for the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement (BDS), the Mapping Project in particular, which puts pressure on the Israeli regime through non-violent means.
The editorial said that the student body “unequivocally supports Palestinian students on campus, especially international students who may hesitate to speak in fear of retribution.”
The student body also expressed they are disheartened “to witness Wellesley’s administration refusing to acknowledge the occupation of Palestine and the brutality that has been occurring under Israel’s settler-colonial regime for decades.”
The university administration has said it does not support the project, calling it anti-Semitic, after a widespread Israeli media attack that accused the education institution of becoming “a beacon of anti-Semitism.”