Haisam Hassanein graduated from Tel Aviv University last week. Born in Egypt, no one was more surprised than him to be giving the valedictorian address for the International Master's students. But his speech was a beautiful expression of multiculturalism, acceptance and questioning the status quo.
As part of online magazine Spiked’s Down With Campus Censorship! campaign, they are producing a series of interviews with students, sharing their stories about the university thought police.
Here, medical student Luisa Peress discusses the ugly censure of a pro-Israel event at King’s College London.
Footage of the National Union of Students (NUS) fees rally in Manchester on January 29, during which NUS president Aaron Porter faced antisemitic abuse.
Mr Porter, who is not Jewish, was led away as protesters chanted “Tory Jew scum”.
The Union of Jewish Students (UJS) has expressed its outrage. In a statement, UJS said: “Legitimate criticism and debate are an important part of NUS, but abuse such as ‘Jew scum’ has no place in our student movement.