Campus news

New chief appointed for University Jewish Chaplaincy

By Naomi Firsht, December 15, 2015

The Board of Deputies’ parliamentary affairs officer Sophie Dunoff has been appointed as chief operating officer at University Jewish Chaplaincy.

The organisation that provides chaplain services for students across the country made the announcement on Tuesday.

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LSE Israel Society attacks student union for failing to take action over anti-Israel events on campus

By Naomi Firsht, December 9, 2015

A London university’s Israel Society has called on the student union to “change their attitude towards Israel and Jewish students" and published a poster online attacking the union for failing to take action over anti-Israel events on campus.

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Students launch Chanucah campaign for Israeli terror victims

By Naomi Firsht, December 7, 2015

The Union of Jewish Students has launched a Chanucah campaign to commemorate Israelis killed in terror attacks since September.

The move comes as a response to recent vigils for Palestinian terrorists on campuses and the National Union of Students’ failure to include Israelis in a statement expressing solidarity with global victims of terror attacks.

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LSE says 'editorial guidelines were not followed' in publishing anti-Zionist blog

By JC Reporter, December 4, 2015

The London School of Economics has removed a post on its website accusing Zionism of being based on Jewish biblical “notions of separateness, superiority and entitlement”.

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LSE 'troubled' by anti-Israel display

By Naomi Firsht, December 3, 2015

The London School of Economics has condemned a student union exhibition commemorating Palestinians involved in terror attacks as "deeply troubling" but refuses to say whether it will take any action.

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NUS fails to mention Israel in solidarity statement for victims of terror attacks

By Naomi Firsht, December 2, 2015

The Union of Jewish Students has called on the National Union of Students to apologise for omitting Israel in a solidarity statement for countries that have been victims of terror attacks in the last year.

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Universities will have to tell government how they are combating extremists on campus

By Naomi Firsht, November 30, 2015

Universities will have to provide the government with annual reports outlining their measures they are taking to keep hate speakers off campus.

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Plight of Jewish students in Scotland revealed

By Naomi Firsht, November 23, 2015

Students in Scotland have hidden their Jewish identity because of rampant anti-Israel feeling on campus.

Details of discrimination against Jewish students emerged in evidence put before members of the Scottish Parliament who are considering a higher education bill.

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Football triumph for Birmingham and Manchester in student Juefa Cup

By Naomi Firsht, November 20, 2015

Brum Girls football team swept to victory for the second year running at the Juefa Cup five-a-side student football tournament.

It was an all-Birmingham women’s final as the Brum Girls beat rivals Mitzvah Balls, while in the men’s final, Manchester Oak Hill beat the Jewish Campus USA team.

Over 150 students gathered in Manchester to watch 20 teams compete.

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Exeter University honours pledge with second Israel conference

By Naomi Firsht, November 18, 2015

A debate on how Israel is represented in academic discussions will take place next year as part of an agreement between Exeter University and the Jewish Leadership Council.

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