Princeton University students have rejected a ban against Sabra-brand Hummus. A referendum at the university, initiated by the Princeton Committee for Palestine (PCP), that would have demanded the university offer different brands of the chick pea dip failed by a vote of 1,014 to 699. Although Sabra denies any political ties to Israel, it is co-owned by Strauss Corp, which donates money and care packages to Israeli soldiers. PCP, in calling the referendum equated those donations with supporting human rights abuses.
For background, please see Robyn Urback: Political boycotts continue with hummus
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