Oxford University

Oxford Labour students 'mocked victims of Paris attack'

By JC Reporter, March 6, 2016

According to evidence seen by the Sunday Times, members of the Oxford University Labour Club allegedly condoned the antisemitic attacks on synagogues in Paris in 2014 and mocked the Jewish mourners and victims of the 2015 Paris supermarket attack when the funerals were on television.


Jewish Society makes new allegations in Oxford Labour antisemitism row

By Naomi Firsht, February 17, 2016

Labour-supporting students backed Hamas terrorists’ efforts to kill Jews, sang about rockets over Tel Aviv, and discussed “an international Jewish conspiracy,” it has been claimed.

Jewish students at Oxford University revealed a list of what they say are examples of antisemitism within the university’s Labour club.


Oxford Union votes to oppose Israel boycott

By Naomi Firsht, November 2, 2015

The Oxford Union has backed a motion proposed by prominent American lawyer Professor Alan Dershowitz opposing the boycott of Israel.

The motion, “Is the BDS movement against Israel wrong?”, was carried by 137 votes to 101 by the prestigious debating society on Sunday.


Sixth-formers get taste of university life

By Naomi Firsht, November 1, 2015

A group of sixth-formers got the chance to quiz Jewish students and take part in a Jewish Society Friday night dinner at Oxford University.


Oxford students reject anti-boycott measure

By Josh Jackman, March 5, 2015

Oxford students have voted down a motion which would have ordered its National Union of Students delegates to reject a tie-up between NUS and the Israel boycott movement.

The motion, put forward by RSY Netzer member Ben Goldstein, alleged that the Boycotts, Divestments and Sanctions (BDS) movement “indiscriminately targets all Israelis”. It fell by 72 votes to 30, with 28 abstentions.


Campus Notebook: December 12, 2014

By Naomi Firsht, January 8, 2015

Training on track

For the first time, the UJS Summit training weekend for newly elected JSoc committees included members from Scotland, Wales and Ireland.

Over 100 students from 23 JSocs took part in activities at Grittleton House in Wiltshire.


Finkelstein’s Oxford storm

By Charlotte Oliver, May 28, 2014

Two scheduled appearances at the Oxford Union by controversial academic Norman Finkelstein have caused upset among students and staff.

The anti-Zionist academic was due to speak with Palestinian journalist Mouin Rabbani at Wadham College on Thursday, followed the next evening by a televised appearance at the union under the auspices of Al Jazeera.


Israeli students rebel against their own Oxford club

By Charlotte Oliver, February 13, 2014

A war of words has broken out in Oxford between the university’s Israeli students and its Israel Society.

Yishai Mishor, an Israeli PhD student, voiced his anger at the society’s “right-wing agenda” in an open letter to The Oxford Student — a campus newspaper.


Oxford University: UK’s oldest JSoc marks its 110th anniversary

By Charlotte Oliver, January 24, 2014

The Oxford University Jewish Society will welcome more than 150 Jewish students past and present to the city’s historic town hall next week to celebrate its 110th anniversary with a commemoration ball.

The society, which has a membership of around 500 people, was the first of its kind when it was founded in 1904 — only 33 years after Jewish students were admitted to the university.