We are disappointed and shocked by CCSC's decision to continue forward with the BDS referendum. We will not delude ourselves in pretending this referendum is anything more than a thinly veiled attack on the Jewish students at Columbia and all those who wish to see them have a safe haven and a country of their own, like all other peoples. Why do we not vote to divest from Iran, a country that murders queer people by hanging them from cranes? Why do we not vote to divest from China where the government has created Muslim internment camps? We vote only to divest from Israel because of the vile antisemitism that still plagues our campus. It is despicable and we trust the Columbia College students will make the right choice come next semester and vote down this referendum.