Union of Jewish Students campaigns director Russell Langer has predicted a positive year ahead for students, despite the increased number of anti-Israel motions at student unions over the course of the last year.
Term has not yet begun for university students but Joseph Stoll, campus director of Israel advocacy grassroots group StandWithUs, is already organising a training conference and gearing up to counter an anti-Israel event at the London School of Economics.
For the 21-year-old master's student, who took on the role last November, combating anti-Zionist activity has become a full-time job
The racial awareness and equality campaign co-chair at Oxford University student union has come under fire for an allegedly antisemitic tweet.
Kiran Benipal was criticised by Oxford Jewish society earlier this week when she posted a tweet which read: “Loool what kind of Jews do you f**k with coz they don’t let a single joke slide b4 saying ‘antisemitism’.”
A motion to boycott Israel failed after an apathetic response from students at Reading University.
Only 180 students bothered to vote on whether to boycott Israeli businesses and organisations operating in the Occupied Territories - 20 below the amount needed to make it valid under student union rules.