It’s time for a new start, insists Bengis chief at Ben Gurion University

By Daniel Easterman, May 23, 2014

The Bengis centre for Entrepreneurship and Hi-Tech at Ben-Gurion University was set up to equip Israel’s southern region with the business acumen and technological prowess, currently concentrated in Tel Aviv.

But the centre, established in 2000, has struggled to disassociate itself from its founder, South African businessman Arnold Bengis.


On Campus in May 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, May 22, 2014

Students have been putting their heads down and getting their books out ahead of exam term. But respite has been on hand, thanks to ongoing Friday night dinners and other communal activities. Notable events have included Israel celebrations across universities like Edinburgh, while in Birmingham chaplaincy laid on a plentiful barbecue in the sunshine.

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Palestinian academic blames 'Zionist lobby' for cancelled King's lecture

By Charlotte Oliver, May 22, 2014

An event that was scheduled to take place at King's College London featuring the Palestinian academic Azzam Tamimi was moved to another University of London location on Monday, following protest from KCL’s Jewish students.


Campus Notebook: May 23, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, May 22, 2014

Quite the earful


UJS joins European campaign against extremism

By Charlotte Oliver, May 21, 2014

The Union of Jewish Students has announced its support for an international campaign that aims to fight against the rise of far-right and extremist parties in Europe.

The “Mind the vote!” campaign was set up by the European Union of Jewish Students (EUJS), UJS’ umbrella organisation and the representational body of more than 200,000 students across Europe.


Campus Notebook: May 16, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, May 16, 2014

Laters Liverpool


NUS rejects Israel boycott bid

By Charlotte Oliver, May 15, 2014

A motion calling on the National Union of Students to boycott Israeli goods was rejected on Tuesday by its National Executive Council, who warned it could lead to a “BDS agenda”.


Campus Notebook: May 9, 2014

By Charlotte Oliver, May 8, 2014



A family Seder away from home

By Jackie Klein, May 2, 2014

This Pesach, over thirty students gathered at a home in central London during the second night to experience aSeder led and coordinated by myself and six other students. Without a doubt, it will be one Seder I will not forget for a long time.


JSoc where non-Jews are in the majority

By Charlotte Oliver, May 1, 2014

Hull University’s Jewish Society has finally secured enough members to gain official recognition from the campus student union — by recruiting a majority of non-Jews to its ranks.

Of the 15 students enlisted to meet the union’s minimum membership requirement, eight are non-Jewish.