Universities

Student Labour leader quits amid antisemitism claims

By JC Reporter, February 16, 2016

The co-chair of a leading student Labour group has quit amid accusations that colleagues “have some kind of problem with Jews”.

Alex Chalmers said he was leaving the "poisonous" Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) after it endorsed Israel Apartheid Week, due to take place next week.

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New student groups working to defend Israel

By Naomi Firsht, February 11, 2016

Life has been tough for Israel-supporting students over the past few years.

At Edinburgh University, a new Israel Engagement Society (IES) was set up last month, despite attempts to block it by the Students for Justice in Palestine group.

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Students fuel a Scottish revival

By Naomi Firsht, February 11, 2016

Hailstones pelted down and stooped pedestrians battled for balance in the 50 mile-per-hour winds.

This is Glasgow, where most residents joke you can see all four seasons in one day. It is not an obvious choice for Jewish students who usually head to campuses in Nottingham, Leeds and Birmingham.

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College violence 'could happen again'

By Naomi Firsht, February 11, 2016

A student who held off violent pro-Palestinian protesters at a talk given by an Israeli former security chief has said he is worried a similar incident could happen again.

King's College London Israel Society vice-president Joseph Stoll said: "KCL Action for Palestine have interrupted our events in the past with the same goal of shutting down free speech and intimidating students.

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Israeli journalist accused over ‘Elders of Zion’ comment

By Josh Jackman, February 1, 2016

An Israeli journalist has been condemned for “blatant antisemitism” after referring to “the Elders of Zion” during a university lecture.

Amira Hass, a reporter for Ha’aretz, alluded to a conspiracy which involved Israel planning “from the start” to take Palestinian land as their own, during a lecture she gave to 200 people at Kent University.

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Survey shows boycotters flourishing at British universities

By Naomi Firsht, January 21, 2016

A study has revealed that increasing restrictions on free speech on campus are having a profound impact on pro-Israel students.

There are currently 13 student unions at British universities that have adopted BDS (Boycott Divestment Sanction) policies against Israel, according to research by online magazine Spiked.

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At last - it's London's turn to have a ball

By Naomi Firsht, January 14, 2016

Campus Jewish Societies in London are to hold a joint charity ball for the first time in four years as part of renewed efforts to get JSocs across the capital to work together.

The ball will be held next month and tickets are already selling well.

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Leader who thought he was too frum for UJS

By Naomi Firsht, January 14, 2016

The next leader of the Union of Jewish Students never expected to get involved in campus politics, but was thrown in at the deep end after experiencing at first hand anti-Israel hostility at his London university.

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The graduates of hatred

By Melanie Phillips, December 3, 2015

The current Arab murder campaign against Israeli Jews is being incited by the Palestinian leadership. Extolling these terrorists as martyrs, it presents them as victims of Israeli violence with no acknowledgement they kill Israelis and are only being killed themselves when they refuse to stop.

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LSE 'troubled' by anti-Israel display

By Naomi Firsht, December 3, 2015

The London School of Economics has condemned a student union exhibition commemorating Palestinians involved in terror attacks as "deeply troubling" but refuses to say whether it will take any action.

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