New Orleans Council revisits Palestinian-backed measure
NEW ORLEANS-New Orleans' City Council has unanimously rescinded a human rights resolution supported by Palestinian proponents but criticized by others as tied to anti-Semitism.
Thursday's vote was met with protests inside the meeting room, where roughly two dozen supporters broke into a song of protest.
Outside, other supporters could be heard shouting protests. They had been shut out of the meeting room because of space limitations.
The Jan. 11 resolution "encourages the creation of a process" to review city investments or contracts involving businesses that violate human and civil rights. It does not mention any nation, issue or business.
But a council news release noted it was adopted "in accordance with the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanction movement."
That movement is widely viewed as aimed at Israel's policies toward Palestinians.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Assumption Parish officials preparing for Morganza opening without major flood control structure...
Evacuated in 2011, Butte La Rose looking at spillway with new attitude
Governor: Morganza Spillway likely to open in June
People in St. Landry parish are preparing for high waters
Dr. Josh Eachus explains Morganza Spillway