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Anti-Israel Bias At LSE And The Jewish Question At Oxford University

by | 18th, February 2008

ISRAEL. And academia: “In a lengthy and fiery debate at Oxford University over the weekend, the student union conceded Israel’s ‘right to exist’ by just over 100 votes.”

Supporting the motion, Jessica Prince from Oxford’s University College spoke about the “absurdity” of the debate title. “I didn’t think it was a question that we ask anymore,” she said.

Opposing the motion, Lewis Turner from Oxford’s New College said that if Israel is supposed to be a safe haven for Jewish people, “it’s not working out because it’s one of the most dangerous places for them to live.”

Meanwhile, over at the LSE:

The London School of Economics Students’ Union (LSESU) on Thursday passed a resolution calling for its university and the National Union of Students in the United Kingdom to divest from companies that provide commercial and military support to Israel, which they dubbed the “apartheid regime,” according to reports in British media.

As Harry asks: Has anyone ever proposed a motion there to divest from, say, China, Sudan, Burma, Saudi Arabia, Iran– or for that matter, any of the 43 countries designated by Freedom House as “not free”?

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