UJS response to antisemitism at the University of Cambridge

The UJS statement in response to the recent antisemitic attack at the University of Cambridge is as follows: ‘No Jewish student should have to experience what these students have described, and the fact that this disgraceful incident happened at the University of Cambridge only proves that antisemitism can rear its ugly head on any campus.

‘There should be zero tolerance towards the vile abuse that these three Jewish students received, but once again this is another example of antisemitism not being taken as seriously as it should be taken.

‘Although we welcome Christ College’s decision to discipline two of the perpetrators, it is vital that the College are transparent in their processes. The College should take antisemitism as seriously as they would any other form of discrimination, and we hope that further action will be taken to ensure this.

‘The safety and welfare of Jewish students is of the utmost importance, but in this instance both have been compromised. Universities have a duty to the welfare of their students. More must be done to tackle the issue of antisemitism on our campuses.’

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