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.


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.


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.


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.


Holocaust educator honoured by university

By Naomi Firsht, November 2, 2015

The life-long work of a Holocaust educator is being commemorated in a series of events at the University of Leicester, and with a memorial service at Leicester synagogue.

Sara Elkes, who died in September, was well known for her work with the Elkhanan Association for Inter-Community Understanding and her Inter-Faith Work Camps in Leicester.


Hatred at the heart of the campus wars

By Dave Rich, November 2, 2015

Given the concerns that we hear today about antisemitism and anti-Zionism on university campuses, it is worth remembering that there was a time when Jewish student societies were banned outright in some students' unions.


Investigation after exhibition commemorates terror attacks

By Naomi Firsht, October 29, 2015

Anti-Israel students have "crossed a line" with a university exhibition commemorating the deaths of Palestinians involved in terrorist attacks, Jewish students said this week.

The Israel Society at the London School of Economics has lodged a formal complaint with the university's student union following the display.


Furious response to 'divisive' Israel boycott initiative

By Rosa Doherty, October 27, 2015

A full page advert in today’s Guardian calling for an academic boycott of Israel has drawn a furious response from Jewish organisations and diplomats.

The advert was backed by by 343 university teachers and lecturers, from 72 institutions including Oxford University and Cambridge University.


Exeter University's Israeli settlements conference explained

By Naomi Firsht, October 8, 2015

A pro-Israel professor has said taking part in a university conference on "settler colonialism in Palestine" was the right thing to do.

Professor Gabriel Brahm spoke at the conference at Exeter University last weekend.


Expectations high for Leeds JSoc

October 1, 2015

The new term got off to a flying start for Jewish students in Leeds, with more than 100 freshers joining the Jewish Society, a new kosher halls of residence, and the arrival of Aish "couple-on-campus" Rabbi Adam and Anna Ross.