‘And I’ll stop NUS bang­ing on about Is­rael’

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY DANIEL SUGARMAN

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”.

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