Con­cern at anti-Is­rael speak­ers

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY LEE HARPIN

JEWISH STU­DENTS at Univer­sity Col­lege Lon­don have been left “hor­ri­fied” after two no­to­ri­ous anti-Is­rael speak­ers were booked to ap­pear at a UCL Friends of Pales­tine event on Fri­day.

More than 200 stu­dents, in­clud­ing for­mer and cur­rent Jewish so­ci­ety pres­i­dents, have signed a let­ter to UCL’s Provost and vice-Provost after learn­ing that Ha­mas sup­porter Az­zam Tamimi, and Is­raeli-born Miko Peled will both ap­pear at the event ti­tled Seg­re­gated and Un­equal: Pales­tinian Life In Apartheid Is­rael.

The let­ter was sent to UCL author­i­ties by Clara Fet­taya and Natan Djano­gly, the joint pres­i­dents of UCL Jewish So­ci­ety, and Alexan­dra Taic, pres­i­dent of UCL Friends of Is­rael So­ci­ety and oth­ers.

They claimed that the or­gan­is­ers of the event had sched­uled it for Fri­day night “in or­der to de­prive the vast ma­jor­ity of Jewish stu­dents of the op­por­tu­nity to chal­lenge ha­tred likely di­rected against them.”

In a state­ment, the Union of Jewish Stu­dents said the UCL Union was “ne­glect­ing the wel­fare and well­be­ing of its Jewish stu­dents” by al­low­ing the speak­ers a plat­form.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.