On Wednesday 17th March, the University made a statement confirming that they had "initiated an investigation" into Professor David Miller. To see the University's full statement click here. UJS and Bristol J-Soc welcome this announcement, though it has come far too late and we hope the University will take appropriate and speedy action.
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On Tuesday 2nd March, an open letter condemning Prof. Miller and signed by over 700 academics was publicised. The academics said they "believe that Prof. Miller’s depiction of Jewish students as Israeli-directed agents of a campaign of censorship is false, outrageous, and breaks all academic norms regarding the acceptable treatment of students."
They continued: "we believe his classification of Bristol Jewish Society and the Union of Jewish Students as part of a movement he has described as an “enemy” to be “targeted”, and his singling out of individual student leaders within those organisations, emphasises the threatening nature of his remarks. His claim that Jewish students are engaged in activities on behalf of Israel that endanger Arab and Muslim students increases the reckless and inflammatory nature of Prof. Miller’s comments."
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