Thursday, January 30, 2014

Where Have All the Jewish Students Gone?

Here's an example.

In response to an attack on the Palestine Society at Oxford by President of the Oxford University Israel Society Richard Black, who accused the University Palestinian Society of “anti-Semitism” [and] In a post on the OUIS Facebook group labeled PalSoc, “a vicious hub of anti-Israel and even anti-Semitic hate”,

[Oxford University] Israel Society [member] Ariel Hoffman said: “I don’t think you’ve done us a great service here [...] I was hoping for some civil discussion but it seems you’re doing everything in your power to throw that out the window. You can still make this right [...] Make it clear that Israel Society is not at odds with the Palestinian one.”


Not all that bad, though:

Hoffman was later expelled from the Society, accused by Black of violating the society’s aims “to fight political and religious extremism, Anti-semitism, Islamophobia and all other forms of racial or religious discrimination”.
In another post Black said, “He (Hoffman) will be far happier in PalSoc. There he can have ‘dialogue with anti-semites’”.

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