Universities

Students honoured at UJS awards ceremony

By Jennifer Lipman, April 2, 2012

The president of the LSE Jewish Society was honoured for his efforts challenging antisemitism on campus at the Union of Jewish Students awards.

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Universities say no to hate speakers

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2012

Anti-extremism campaigners were celebrating a string of victories at UK universities this week.

Muslim speaker Sheikh Assim Al Hakim, known for his radical views on homosexuality, was barred from three campuses in a matter of days.

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Centre makes Brighton rock

By Cecily Woolf, March 22, 2012

Brighton and Hove Albion football club chairman Tony Bloom officially opened the new Hillel student centre in Brighton.

Around 60 people attended the event at the revamped centre at the city's Middle Street Synagogue.

Mr Bloom welcomed the new facility and said it was important for students to have somewhere to turn for help during difficult times on campus.

The centre has been refurbishe

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Centre makes Brighton rock

By Cecily Woolf, March 22, 2012

Brighton and Hove Albion football club chairman Tony Bloom officially opened the new Hillel student centre in Brighton.

Around 60 people attended the event at the revamped centre at the city's Middle Street Synagogue.

Mr Bloom welcomed the new facility and said it was important for students to have somewhere to turn for help during difficult times on campus.

The centre has been refurbishe

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Lesson in free speech for Jewish students

By Brooke Goldstein, March 22, 2012

I'm obligated to argue in defence of free speech.

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Be careful who our friends are

By Jennifer Lipman, March 22, 2012

I'm at a demonstration outside the Israeli embassy. People are waving Israeli flags around me, chanting in support of Israel's right to defend its citizens. A Californian rabbi is speaking about the Jewish state. As a proud Zionist, I should be in my comfort zone. But I've rarely felt more uncomfortable in my life.

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Respect is due to a college Jew

By Peter Rosengard, March 16, 2012

Any chance of my becoming a famous TV celebrity historian was dashed at 14 when, in order to pursue my foolish, romantic, childhood dream of becoming a dentist, I switched to biology, chemistry and physics. So, when I went on a day-trip to Oxford last week and discovered that the world's oldest university was established by a Jewish guy, I had a "watch out, Simon Schama" moment.

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O'Keefe and Atzmon 'persona non grata'

By Marcus Dysch, March 15, 2012

University Palestine Societies have condemned former US marine Ken O'Keefe following the controversy over his comments comparing Jews to Nazis.

Six groups – at campuses in Glasgow, Leeds, Dundee, Edinburgh and Liverpool – declared that Mr O'Keefe was "not welcome to speak" at their universities.

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Jewish students cancel 'controversial' lawyer's invite

By Jessica Elgot, March 15, 2012

An invitation to an American lawyer who specialises in fighting Western lawsuits by Islamic extremists has been withdrawn at 48 hours' notice by Leeds University Jewish Society over fears that she is "too controversial".

New York-based Brooke Goldstein, director of the Lawfare Project, has been touring Britain this week with UK Lawyers for Israel, speaking about the ways Arab dictatorships and

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Kent Ken O'Keefe invitation withdrawn

By Marcus Dysch, March 15, 2012

A Palestine solidarity group has withdrawn its invitation to an anti-Israel activist following controversy over comments he made comparing Jews to Nazis.

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