Universities

Hebrew University recognised by Times Higher Education list

By Jennifer Lipman, March 5, 2013

An Israeli university is one of only two institutions in the Middle East to appear on an annual list of the top 100 universities around the world.

Hebrew University of Jerusalem was named in the 71-80 category – rankings beyond 50 are grouped in tens - of the annual Times Higher Education world reputation rankings.

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High security at Sussex University BDS event

By Sandy Rashty, March 4, 2013

Two people were asked to leave an anti-Israel event at Sussex University last Thursday.

The event, which was held to coincide with Israel Apartheid Week, was organised by students from the university's Friends of Palestine group at a campus lecture theatre.

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Manchester Hillel ‘hits rock bottom’

By Marcus Dysch, February 28, 2013

Manchester Hillel House is to close next year following a dramatic fall in applications from Jewish students seeking kosher accommodation.

Once one of the country’s leading centres of Jewish student life, the home has suffered from a significant decrease in young Jews moving to the city in recent years and has now “hit rock bottom”.

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City University pulls Islam prayer space over sermons content

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2013

A London university that was found to have serious problems with campus radicalisation has won praise from extremism monitor Quilliam after withholding campus space for Muslim prayers unless staff are permitted to oversee the content of sermons.

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Student Israeli-Palestinian photography exhibition aims for balance

By Jennifer Lipman, February 28, 2013

Students at King's College London are being asked to consider both sides of life in Israel and the Palestinian territories at a photography exhibition.

"Dialogue: Life through a lens", which is on show at the university's student union, is the brainchild of the leaders of the King's College London Israeli-Palestinian Forum.

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Galloway's boycott a 'bully' act

By Marcus Dysch, February 28, 2013

The British-Israeli student boycotted by Respect MP George Galloway during an Oxford University debate says he was the victim of "an act of bullying".

Mr Galloway walked out of a debate with Eylon Aslan-Levy last Wednesday after discovering the student had joint citizenship.

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New chapters join frat pack furniture

By Marcus Dysch, February 28, 2013

The rise of Jewish fraternities on British campuses is set to continue following two substantial successes in Leeds and Manchester in the past month.

Chapters of the Alpha Epsilon Pi (AEPi) fraternity have been set up across the country in the past two years, offering Jewish students a mix of social, educational and charitable sessions and activities.

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Campus Notebook: Manchester Booze for Jews

By Marcus Dysch, February 28, 2013

● Manchester JSoc’s annual Booze for Jews party attracted more than 150 students from across the country.

The event was one of a series of sessions which took place under the “Manchester’s Big Weekend” banner and included a Friday night dinner and Shabbat activities.

The weekend had a “space” theme and was attended by students from JSocs in Leeds, Nottingham and other cities.

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Oxford students reject Israel boycott proposal

By Marcus Dysch, February 27, 2013

Students at Oxford University have rejected a proposed boycott of Israel.

A motion proposing the student union join the global boycott, divestment and sanctions movement was rejected by 69 votes to 10, with 15 abstentions. If successful it would have been put to the National Union of Students conference in April.

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Essex University opens investigation into Israel deputy ambassador visit

By Marcus Dysch, February 27, 2013

The University of Essex has launched an investigation into potential breaches of discipline during an incident in which Israel’s deputy ambassador to Britain was forced to flee from the university campus.

Alon Roth-Snir was speaking at the university in Colchester last week but was evacuated after around 40 students disrupted the lecture.

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