‘And I’ll stop NUS banging on about Israel’
A CANDIDATE in the race to be NUS president has criticised the organisation for “relentlessly banging on about Israel”.
Tom Harwood, 20, a student at Durham University, told the JC: “It’s really quite questionable how the NUS has only ever passed boycott measures against one country — and it happens to be the Jewish state.”
Mr Harwood, who is not Jewish, noted that, despite land disputes and human rights abuses in countries including Pakistan, Saudi Arabia, Yemen and Syria, “the only one that the NUS seems to relentlessly
Tom Harwood bang on about is Israel. It just makes you wonder, what’s so different about Israel than all these other countries?”
If he were elected, he said, he “wouldn’t want the NUS to be getting involved in foreign policy at all, one way or the other. I don’t think it’s NUS’s place to do it. I think that the NUS needs to take a look at itself and realise there is a problem”.