Campus Comment

The Mohammed video and freedom of speech

By Adam Walker, September 27, 2012

As the oldest Muslim youth organisation in the UK, we denounce the utterly reprehensible film Innocence of Muslims The film, we believe, amounts to a grossly unprincipled use of the right to freedom of speech and a flagrant attempt to incite the emotions of a large proportion of the world.

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We are ready for new challenges

By Alex Green, September 13, 2012

Everything we do is based around our core values — cross-communalism, peer-leadership and representation.

Our focus this year is prioritising these values and ensuring our work always reflects them.

We aim to ensure that JSoc and UJS events are open to every Jewish student, regardless of how they choose to express their Jewish identity.

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Why Yom Tov need not ruin your Freshers' Week

By Jennifer Lipman, September 13, 2012

It didn’t bode well. We pulled up at the entrance to my university accommodation about seven hours after everyone else.

The reason? Rosh Hashanah, which that year unfortunately coincided with the first day of my Freshers’ Week.

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Yachad conference will give students a new voice

By Aimee Riese, September 6, 2012

Having attended the JStreet conference in Washington earlier this year, I’ve seen first-hand the successes and momentum that students in the US have achieved through bringing a new type of Zionist debate to universities.

On campuses in the UK, we too need to create spaces to discuss and learn. It is important that students can define their Zionism and not be defined by it.

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Israel must relinquish ownership over Kafka

By Benjamin Lazarus, July 16, 2012

With the impending verdict of a three year legal battle regarding Franz Kafka's unpublished papers due to be announced imminently; Israel hopes the decision will allow Kafka's work to be restored to the National Library of Israel.

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My not-so-stereotypical year in the deep South

By Josh Jackman, June 18, 2012

My first reaction to finding out that I was going to be spending my third year of university at the College of Charleston in South Carolina was, it’s fair to say, not entirely positive.

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Amid the failures, bright hopes for future on campus

By Marcus Dysch, June 14, 2012

It would be easy to highlight the antisemitic attack which left a young Jew with a broken nose on a student union ski trip as evidence of another depressing and desperate year for Jewish students.

But the past nine months have been a period of relative calm on campuses, albeit one peppered with occasional serious incidents acting as reminders of the constant threat of racism and extremism.

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A letter to the woman at at the Tel Aviv asylum seeker protest

By Zoe Winograd, May 25, 2012

After seeing the image of an Israeli woman wearing a vest with the message 'Death to Sudanese', as part of protests against African workers in South Tel Aviv, I wrote a letter:

Dear Miss Vest Wearer,

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The UN, human rights and the Israel question

By Shlomie Liberow, May 10, 2012

In discussions about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, reference to a UN resolution tends to charge the individual’s argument with unique powers. The UN is, invariably, an all-out, exclusive, power-pack trump card.

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Tell me, what do university fees have to do with Israel?

By Ben Carroll, April 30, 2012

At the NUS Conference I was once again astounded by the attention given to the Israeli-Palestinian debate. For three days numerous students wore stickers calling for a boycott of Israeli goods, while candidates for the NUS executive committee mentioned the "siege on Gaza" and the "apartheid state that is Israel" in their speeches.

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