Universities are incredibly diverse places, with a wide array of cultures and nations represented on campus. This diversity has led to a new-found level of respect and tolerance in which students of all backgrounds can flourish. This has not been the case for Jewish students.
While ‘safe spaces’ have been instituted to protect minority students, Jewish students have found that their rights are not respected; they have found themselves subject to hostility and aggression with examples of rising antisemitism across the country from Oxford University Labour Club to Birmingham to York to Edinburgh and many more, antisemitic incidents are becoming increasingly concerning. This is epitomised by NUS and the problems surrounding their leadership.
Antisemitism, it seems, is given free reign on campus with little intervention by campus authorities or student representatives.
It is time for students to stand up and do the job that those in positions of responsibility are failing to do: to push antisemitism off campus. Through the Campaign Against Antisemitism’s three-pronged approach of monitoring, exposing and educating we aim to fight back against hate within universities.
If you are a student and are concerned by the tolerance and prevalence of antisemitism on campus, you can join our Monitoring team to track antisemitic incidents on your campus, become a contributor to our online news source Everyday Antisemitism which publicises antisemitic incidents, or join our Outreach and Education team and fight the ignorance and hate that lies at the root of antisemitism.
Campaign Against Antisemitism is a volunteer-led charity dedicated to exposing and countering antisemitism through education and zero-tolerance enforcement of the law. Everything that we do is done by people who volunteer their time, using donations contributed by members of the public. Join the fight against antisemitism by subscribing to our updates, volunteering, or donating.