UJS statement in response to CST’s Antisemitic Incidents Report

We are concerned by CST’s recent Antisemitic Incidents Report. Whilst the report indicated that the number of antisemitic incidents fell by 8% compared to the first six months of 2017, it was also the second-highest incident total CST has ever recorded for the January to June period of any year. The number of antisemitic incidents affecting students has stayed relatively similar, with just one fewer than the incidents recorded in the first half of 2017. 

 

One antisemitic incident is one too many, and we shall continue to work closely with CST to combat anti-Semitism on campus and in wider society to ensure the safety and security of Jewish students. Despite these concerns, we are confident that Jewish life on campus continues to flourish, and campus remains a safe place to be a Jewish student.

 

Any Jewish student who is concerned about antisemitism should feel free to contact UJS at any time. Students who would like to help ensure the safety of their peers are encouraged to find out more about joining CST’s Student Security Officers .

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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