Jump to Main ContentJump to Primary Navigation

Academic 'will sue the UCU'

    A senior Jewish academic has said he will sue the University and College Union if it boycotts a West Bank college where he is a guest professor.

    Professor Geoffrey Alderman, of the University of Buckingham, said he had consulted lawyers over the UCU's vote last month to investigate a possible boycott of Ariel College.

    Professor Alderman, a member of the union which represents university and college lecturers in the UK, wrote to its general secretary Sally Hunt: "As a faculty member at Ariel, I would naturally be affected by such a boycott. I therefore expect to be fully consulted as part of this investigatory process'."

    At their congress, UCU delegates voted to explore action against Ariel as a contributor to "the continuing colonisation" of the West Bank.

    They also voiced support for a wider boycott, divestment and sanctions against Israel "within the constraints of the existing law".

    The union has in the past been warned that proposed sanctions against Israeli institutions could breach anti-discrimination laws.

    Two years ago, Professor Alderman was one of five academics who threatened to go to the courts if the union attempted to boycott measures.

    Warning that he was ready to go down the legal road again, he said: "I have put a shot across their bows."

    The UCU declined comment.

Uk News

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'

Marcus Dysch

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Strictly Orthodox Ukip candidate 'should not run for office'
Special Reports

Dublin benefits from overseas aid

Barry Toberman

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Dublin benefits from overseas aid
Uk News

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'

JC Reporter

Monday, December 5, 2016

Luciana Berger troll driven by 'fierce antisemitism'
Uk News

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees

Rosa Doherty

Wednesday, February 8, 2017

Government drops pledge to aid 3,000 child refugees
Uk News

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'

By Simon Rocker

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Limmud: Food for thought at session on 'ethical eating'
Uk News

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'

Rosa Doherty

Friday, December 2, 2016

Local MP blocks visit from David Irving's 'secret tour'
Uk News

Anti-Israel conference faces delay

Lee Harpin

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Anti-Israel conference faces delay
Uk News

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity

Daniel Sugarman

Monday, December 5, 2016

Commission criticised over inquiry into 'antisemitic' charity
Uk News

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86

JC Reporter

Friday, December 2, 2016

Fawlty Towers star Andrew Sachs dies aged 86