Universities

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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Row over Muslim prayer space at City University

By Jennifer Lipman, February 22, 2013

A leading London university has stopped allocating space for a Muslim prayer group after students refused to allow staff to oversee the content of sermons.

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York University keeps Israel produce despite boycott claims

By Marcus Dysch, February 22, 2013

A university students’ union store has ruled out a boycott of Israeli products in a further blow to anti-Israel activists.

There had been confusion at the University of York after a student newspaper claimed the manager of a union-based Costcutter store had agreed to ban Jaffa oranges.

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Board: Middlesex University failing Jewish students

By Marcus Dysch, February 21, 2013

Middlesex University is failing to meet its duty of care to Jewish students in a situation that has become “intolerable”, the Board of Deputies has claimed.

Board vice-president Jonathan Arkush said the university’s repeated hosting of anti-Israel events had allowed “hate speech” to flourish on its Hendon campus in north west London.

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Reject despair and send message of defiance

By Jay Stoll, February 21, 2013

Last summer I moved house and found myself clearing out old stuff, going through the attic for things I wanted to keep.

Fighting my way through the choking dust storm that engulfed the room, I came across some old family relics.

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Israel's deputy ambassador forced to flee Essex University lecture

By Marcus Dysch, February 21, 2013

Israel’s deputy ambassador to Britain was forced to flee from a university campus after protesters caused a lecture on the Middle East to be abandoned.

Alon Roth-Snir was speaking at Essex University in Colchester on Wednesday when 40 students disrupted the meeting.

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