Concern at anti-Israel speakers
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.