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By Leader, April 26, 2016

It is not for the JC — or anyone else — to tell Jewish students what they should do about the election of Malia Bouattia as NUS president. They are the ones who bear the brunt of what happens on campus, and it is for them to decide how to react to this latest provocation.

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Malia Bouattia is symbolic of the poison of the regressive Left

By Maajid Nawaz, April 20, 2016

The words below are not mine. But because of their gravity, it is important that you read them in full.

“The notion of resistance has been perhaps washed out of our understanding of how colonised people will obtain their physical emancipation...With mainstream, Zionist-led media outlets …resistance is presented as an act of terrorism.

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Oxford’s Labour Club is just the tip of the iceberg

By Student Views, April 19, 2016

Ever since the widely reported resignation of Alex Chalmers from Oxford University’s Labour Club, the media has shone a spotlight on antisemitism within the Labour Party at large. The litany of abuses are shocking but, regrettably, becoming less surprising under a Labour leader who cannot see Jew hatred before his very eyes.

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Pro-Israel students face boycott vote at Edinburgh University

By Naomi Firsht, March 31, 2016

Pro-Israel students at Edinburgh University are fighting to prevent a boycott motion being passed by their student union.

A Boycott Divestment Sanctions (BDS) motion against Israel will be voted on at a council meeting of Edinburgh University Student Association on Thursday night.

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Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams urges government to combat campus antisemitism

By JC Reporter, March 13, 2016

Former Archbishop of Canterbury Rowan Williams has called on the government to act over the rise of antisemitism at British universities.

Lord Williams, who is now master of Magdalene College, Cambridge, revealed that he had written to Jo Johnson, the universities ministers, because of what he called the “muted” official response to Jew-hatred on campuses.

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Pro-Palestinian students perform 'antisemitic' play as part of Israel Apartheid Week

By JC Reporter, February 25, 2016

A pro-Palestinian student group co-run by the son of Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn, has performed a play widely described as antisemitic as part of Israel Apartheid Week.

York University’s student Palestinian Solidarity Society staged two productions of "Seven Jewish Children - A Play for Palestine" on Thursday afternoon.

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Police called as pro-Israel meeting at King's College London disrupted by protesters

By Naomi Firsht, January 20, 2016

Police were called to a pro-Israel meeting at a London university after pro-Palestinian protesters smashed a window, threw chairs and set off fire alarms.

Over 100 people arrived at King's College London to hear former head of Shin Bet Ami Ayalon speak at an event organised by the university’s Israel Society.

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Chaplaincy to launch group for graduates

By Naomi Firsht, July 10, 2015

Charity University Jewish Chaplaincy is set to launch a new initiative for university graduates this Shabbat.

Young Chaplaincy seeks to “fill the gap” after university, keeping graduates involved with the charity.

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Boycott motion flops at Reading University

By Naomi Firsht, June 12, 2015

An Israel boycott motion at Reading University’s student union failed today.

Students were able to vote from Monday to Friday this week on a motion to boycott Israeli organisations operating beyond the Green Line, but the total number of votes only reached 180, 20 below the minimum 200 needed to make a quorum or valid vote.

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Walliams: The Fed has got welfare talent

By JCReporter, May 7, 2015

Manchester's major Jewish welfare charity, The Fed, has a new fan in David Walliams.

The comedian, actor and Britain's Got Talent judge was guest speaker at The Fed's dinner, telling the 550 crowd that he was "proud to be associated with such an amazing charity. I'm staggered by the breadth of its work and the number of people it helps."

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