Cam­puschal­lenge

The Jewish Chronicle - - COMMENT & ANALYSIS -

Very of­ten out­num­bered, some­times out-voted but never un­daunted, Jewish stu­dents have been in the van­guard of the fight against a ris­ing tide of an­tisemitic and anti-Is­rael pro­pa­ganda. Their plight was recog­nised by the Par­lia­men­tary All-Party Com­mit­tee on An­tisemitism, whose re­port in 2006 called on univer­sity vice-chan­cel­lors to set up a work­ing party “to take ro­bust ac­tion against an­tisemitism on cam­pus”. On Mon­day, Chief Rabbi Sir Jonathan Sacks left a dis­tin­guished au­di­ence — gath­ered to see how far the gov­ern­ment had pro­gressed in deal­ing with the Com­mit­tee’s rec­om­men­da­tions — in no doubt that not enough was be­ing done to pro­tect our stu­dents. Ac­cord­ing to a gov­ern­ment re­view re­leased this week, no work­ing group has been es­tab­lished; an­tisemitism on cam­pus is one of three ar­eas “which re­main of con­cern and re­quire fur­ther work”. Jewish stu­dents have a for­mi­da­ble cham­pion in the Chief Rabbi; al­lied with the Com­mit­tee’s chair­man John Mann MP, vice-chan­cel­lors can be sure that their com­pla­cency will not be tol­er­ated.

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