Regev visit to Soas sparks op­po­si­tion

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS -

STU­DENTS AND aca­demics urged Va­lerie Amos, di­rec­tor of the School of Ori­en­tal and African Stud­ies to call off a visit by Is­raeli am­bas­sador Mark Regev, due to have taken place on Thurs­day. A let­ter signed by more than 100 Soas staff claimed his pres­ence could cause “se­ri­ous ten­sion”. Mr Regev was in­vited to the cen­tral Lon­don cam­pus by Soas’s JSoc and United Na­tions So­ci­ety. A Soas spokesman said the univer­sity sup­ported the right of stu­dents to in­vite speak­ers to de­bate con­tentious is­sues.

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