Attempt to promote BDS by the backdoor barred at Warwick Uni

An attempt to promote a discriminatory divestment policy targeting Israel, by including special provisions in a general resolution to divest from unethical industries, has been barred as a result of action taken by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). The motion was titled “Warwick University to fully divest from all unethical

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UCL’s Academic Board recommends retention of IHRA definition while alternatives are explored

UCL’s Academic Board has voted to facilitate an alternative definition of antisemitism for consideration by UCL’s Council and to retain the IHRA working definition in the interim with further qualifications. The resolution is a non-binding recommendation to UCL’s Council, which will take the decision on any change to UCL’s adoption

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UCL Students’ Union decisively rejects move to cancel IHRA definition of antisemitism

University College London (UCL) students have affirmed their support of the IHRA definition of antisemitism, despite a move by some academic staff to persuade the university to retract its adoption of the definition. UCL adopted the IHRA definition in November 2019, as part of a concerted action to tackle racism,

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Appeal Panel recommends investigation into “toxic, antisemitic environment” at SOAS

Student antisemitism victim receives £15,000 compensation from SOAS An Appeal Panel appointed by the School of Oriental and African Studies at London University (SOAS) to consider a student’s complaint has recommended that there should be an independent investigation into whether there was a toxic, antisemitic environment and institutional antisemitism at

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Move to retract UCL’s adoption of IHRA definition of antisemitism

Some academics at University College London (UCL) are pushing to retract the University’s adoption of the IHRA definition of antisemitism. A vote of the advisory Academic Board, which was to take place on 16 December, has been rescheduled for January “to allow proper debate”. The Academic Board previously set up

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Attempts to intimidate Jewish students at Warwick University rebuffed

Attempts to deter Jewish students from complaining about antisemitism at Warwick University have been rebuffed, with the assistance of UKLFI Charitable Trust. Three disciplinary charges against a Jewish student who complained about antisemitism have been dropped with no action being taken. Warwick University Rootes Building by Kyrosho, Wiki Commons In

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Pearson issues revised History text books following review

Two Pearson Edexcel History textbooks covering the Middle East which were withdrawn last year have been re-issued following a review process undertaken between education publisher Pearson, The Board of Deputies of British Jews and UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI). In late 2019, the IGCSE textbook  entitled The Middle East: Conflict,

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CGP Geography revises Israel coverage

Educational publisher CGP has revised its Geography Key Stage Three Revision and Practice Book, which will be available from July 2020. This follows a complaint from UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) in January this year concerning its coverage of Israel. CGP has now amended the map in Middle East section

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Hodder withdraws Middle East GCSE History Textbook

The publisher Hodder Education is removing its GCSE History for Edexcel ‘Conflict in the Middle East 1945-95’ textbook from sale, following a critique of the book submitted to them by UK Lawyers for Israel. Hodder has confirmed to UKLFI: “After further consideration, we have decided to remove the book from

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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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