Sacramento State acquiesces to anti-Israel protesters, changes university policy

California State University, Sacramento ended disruptive protests on its campus this week by working with students to create new policies on investment ostensibly aimed at Israel.

Protests ended on Wednesday after the school updated its policies to state that the university "directs its auxiliaries [...] to investigate socially responsible investment strategies which include not having direct investments in corporations and funds that profit from genocide, ethnic cleansing, and activities that violate fundamental human rights."

Local representatives of Students for Justice in Palestine celebrated the change as a major victory for their cause, thanking University President Luke Wood for facilitating dialogues since protests began last month.

“Being a part of the student intifada is an honor,” said a SJP organizer speaking at the Wednesday press conference. “No student wants their tuition to ever go toward ethnic cleansing or genocide of anyone. Especially when you are Palestinian, you are forced into a terrible position of being complicit in the genocide of your own people.

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