Nottingham Trent University has suspended a first-year student for sticking a Palestine sticker over the mouth of an Orthodox Jew sleeping on the London Underground.
The student had a photograph taken of himself in a mocking pose with the sleeping Jewish passenger on public transport and reportedly posted it on the dating site Tinder, before it was shared more widely on Twitter.
When confronted about the incident, the twenty-year-old student conceded that it was a “terrible picture” and “absolutely insensitive” but insisted he is “in no way antisemitic”.
The university says that a disciplinary panel will now decide on appropriate action.
Campaign Against Antisemitism applauds Nottingham Trent University for taking swift action against the student for this antisemitic and humiliating assault on a Jewish tube passenger, and trusts that the decision of the disciplinary panel over future action will be such that it will also provide a deterrence to others.