UCU urges USS to reconsider position on Israeli-linked investments

Union says ICJ order should herald divestment of all investments linked to Israeli government

Jonathan Stapleton
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Jo Grady: We struggle to see how the moral case for even considering divestment from Israeli holdings has not been met.
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Jo Grady: We struggle to see how the moral case for even considering divestment from Israeli holdings has not been met.

The University and College Union (UCU) has hit out at the Universities Superannuation Scheme’s (USS) stance on reviewing its investment links with Israel following an International Court of Justice (ICJ) hearing at the end of last month.

The ICJ order came after South Africa brought a case to the court alleging that Israel was responsible for violations of the Genocide Convention in respect of its actions taken in Gaza, allegations...

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