Universities

Liberation: campaign is close to collapsing

By Marcus Dysch, November 10, 2011

The Union of Jewish Students has been forced to cancel plans for a week of Israel advocacy events on campuses.

"Liberation Week" was due to begin on Monday.

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University minister: 'ignore anti-Israel hotheads'

By Marcus Dysch, November 3, 2011

Universities and Science Minister David Willetts has urged Britain and Israel to look beyond delegitimisation and boycott campaigns and instead celebrate the level of co-operation between the two countries.

He acknowledged that anti-Israel activity on British campuses remained a problem, but said business, academic and research links were "mutually beneficial and making real progress".

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The Jewniversity Dating Scene

By Anna Sheinman, October 28, 2011

Summer camp is wasted on the young. A giant Jewish schmoozefest, helpfully delineated by level of orthodoxy (Habonim Dror to the left, Bnei Akiva to the right, all the others please fill in as appropriate), two or three times a year, for weeks at a time.

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Campus Notebook: British students targeted for Israel university

By Marcus Dysch, October 27, 2011

● Bar-Ilan University is hoping to attract British students to its gap year programme.

The Israel XP scheme was launched two years ago at the Ramat Gan-based university and has so far welcomed students mainly from North America.

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Jewish student on University Challenge

By Jennifer Lipman, October 27, 2011

A Jewish student was smiling after his University Challenge team scored a comprehensive victory to advance to the next round of the BBC contest.

Jonathan Metzer was part of the Worcester College, Oxford, team which was one of four losing first round sides with the best score, qualifying for a play-off.

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New York education in Finchley synagogue

October 27, 2011

Four students from New York’s Yeshiva University presented 10 learning events for women at Finchley Synagogue over the Simchat Torah weekend.

Chavi Becker, Kira Joel, Shlomit Cohen and Derora Tropp also led the women’s dancing in synagogue during the festival.

The well-attended activities ranged from interactive Torah study to learning-based afternoon teas in members’ homes.

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'Hate speaker' at UCL, but campus extremism is a myth

By Jennifer Lipman, October 27, 2011

An Islamic preacher who views Hamas terrorists as "freedom fighters" has been invited to address University College London students, less than a fortnight after its provost Professor Malcolm Grant claimed there was no problem with extremism on campus.

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UCL's Malcolm Grant is the one who is 'out of touch'

By Rosanna Rafel, October 18, 2011

The issue of whether university campuses, particularly those in London, were "hot beds" for extremist behaviour was present long before Umar Farouk Adbulmutallab - former president of University College London's Islamic Society - boarded a plane to Detroit on Christmas Day 2009.

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The community's role in the higher education jump

By Daniel Grabiner, October 7, 2011

The JC recently conducted a poll asking whether Jewish students were sufficiently prepared for life on campus. Out of the votes cast, 32 per cent said "yes", and 68 per cent said "no".

With an analytical eye, one could question the type of person who responded to the survey. Was it students who said that they were not prepared? Was it parents or just the general public?

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From antisemite to Zionist

By Kasim Hafeez, October 7, 2011

In 2003, Pakistan's then President Pervez Musharaff sought to re-examine his country's relationship, or lack thereof, with Israel. He asked: "Do we have to be more Palestinian than the Palestinians themselves?"

With their new "Liberation" campaign, it seems that the Union Of Jewish Students has decided to answer that question with a resounding "yes".

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