At a meeting on 14th December 2017, Students’ Union Council passed a motion strongly condemning the decision of the United States President, Donald Trump, to recognise Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Many countries including international organisations have warned against this move, believing that it will escalate tension in the region and is against international law.
Sheffield Students’ Union believes that the human rights of Palestinians will be undermined and violated as a consequence of Trump’s action and wishes to put on record its solidarity with the people of Palestine.
Sheffield Students’ Union believes that Israel should end its occupation of the Palestinian territories and that East Jerusalem should be recognised as the capital of Palestine.
Kieran Maxwell - President, Sheffield Students' Union