Aberdeen University Students Association Overturn BDS Policy

The Board of Trustees of Aberdeen University Students Association (AUSA) has overturned a BDS policy passed at a General Meeting of the Association on 5 March 2019 “following legal advice”. AUSA’s President has written to Jewish Society Treasurer, Marc Serpik, confirming that “the policy will not stand as an AUSA

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Geography Revision book to revise coverage of Israel

Educational publisher CGP has agreed to revise its Geography Key Stage Three Revision and Practice Book when it is reprinted next Autumn. This follows a complaint from UK Lawyers for Israel concerning its coverage of Israel. UKLFI pointed out that the map in Middle East section of the book, described

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Pearson Education to revise biased Middle Eastern textbook following review

Pearson Education, the publisher of GCSE textbooks, revision guides and workbooks  on recent Middle Eastern History,  has confirmed that it has now carried out “a full and independent review of the contents” of the books and is updating the texts.  This follows a complaint by UKLFI in October 2019 that

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YouTube accused of censorship over termination of channel that criticised UNWRA indoctrination 

UKLFI has written to the chief executive of YouTube to request reinstatement of a YouTube channel which demonstrated that United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) schools were promoting violence, antisemitism and extremism. The account of the Center for Near East Policy Research (CNEPR), run by David Bedein,  was suddenly

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Report finds antisemitic harassment at UK universities

The Equality and Human Rights Commission (EHRC) has published an important report on racial harassment at higher education institutions, ‘Tackling Racial Harassment: Universities Challenged’ The report reveals that racial harassment, including antisemitic harassment, is an everyday occurrence for many students and staff in British universities. The findings show that universities

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Pearson to review anti-Israel textbook

Pearson Education says it will launch an independent review of a controversial GCSE textbook accused of containing anti-Israel views.  This follows letters written by UKLFI and others to Pearson Education, asking them to withdraw the textbook, which deals with recent Middle East History. The textbook in question is  “History: Conflict, Crisis

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Pearson should withdraw GCSE Middle East Textbook

UK Lawyers for Israel has written to Pearson Educational, asking them to withdraw a GCSE Textbook dealing with recent Middle East History, which has been found to contain anti-Israel views. The Zionist Federation asked UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) what should be done about a book for school students studying

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Amnesty’s propaganda influences Derbyshire School Students

A Derbyshire School, which proudly boasted on its Facebook page  about the signatures obtained by its students for an Amnesty International anti-Israel campaign, will now be distancing itself from these views. Earlier this summer, Littleover Community School posted on its Facebook page  a story about a group of its students

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Bristol University accused of breaching Education Act

UK Lawyers for Israel has accused Bristol University of failing to ensure freedom of speech, appeasing those who seek to disrupt meetings, and imposing unreasonable conditions on a speaker.  This follows Bristol University’s cancellation of the meeting of the Free Speech Society with Emma Fox, that was due to be

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Free Speech secured at Kings College London

On 4 March, Colonel Eli Bar-On, an instructor at the Israeli National Defence College and previously the Deputy Military Advocate General of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF), gave a talk to around 70 students at Kings College London (KCL) on “Does the Israeli Army ignore International Humanitarian Law?”  Given the

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