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Disgrace as Labour NEC refuse to take action against antisemitism at OULC

UJS statement

The decision made by the Labour Party's National Executive Committee (NEC) this afternoon is nothing short of disgraceful. The Party had an opportunity to put its values into practice, to demonstrate how seriously they take the issue of antisemitism and to show that Labour Clubs are welcome spaces for Jewish students, but they have failed miserably. They have let Jewish students down and in doing so, they have created an atmosphere in which antisemitism may thrive without fear of being challenged.

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Seeing all sides of Israel this winter on Manhigut

In December, 14 students from campuses across the UK embarked on Manhigut, an access-all-areas trip to Israel. Visiting sites of religious and political interest, they learnt about and discussed the past, present and future of the region.

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Universities are not 'no-go zones for Jewish students'

UJS statement:

UJS rejects the notion that there are ‘certain universities that you [Jewish students] should avoid’, along with several of the other comments made in today’s Daily Telegraph. 

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UJS response to Institutional Racism Review into NUS

Following the publication of the Institutional Racism Review (IRR) into the National Union of Students (NUS), UJS Campaigns Director Josh Nagli said:

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Emergency action for Aleppo: join us

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There is a genocide taking place in Syria. Right now, people are dying, being murdered, being massacred simply because they live in Aleppo, a disputed area that has been at the centre of a political conflict for four years.

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Josh Holt is President-elect of UJS!

Securing 682 first preference votes from the 1049 cast to win without requiring any further rounds in the AV system used by UJS, Josh Holt has decisively won the election to become the next UJS President.

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Jewish students vote against suspending working relationship with NUS

At UJS Conference 2016, Jewish students participated in a passionate debate about the relationship between UJS and NUS. Ultimately the motion to suspend the working relationship between the two organisations did not pass.

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Join the UJS team!

The Union of Jewish Students are looking for a part-time administrator to start in January 2017.

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Disappointment following BDS vote at Manchester

We are extremely disappointed that students on Manchester Students’ Union’s Senate voted to reject peace, dialogue, and coexistence, in favour of a divisive BDS campaign that left many Jewish students present in a state of distress.

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'Love thy neighbour as thyself': a guiding force in UJS

‘Jewish students are about as homogenous as a pick n’ mix.’

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About UJS

We are the voice of over 8,500 Jewish students, spanning 60 Jewish Societies (J-Socs) on campuses across the UK and Ireland. We are traditional, progressive, cultural and spiritual; we come from the left, centre and right and can be found across religious and political spectrums.

Together we create and deliver powerful campaigns; fighting prejudice, advancing inclusion, and inspiring education and action on the issues that matter to us. 

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