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Italy Update: Facing Antisemitism on Campus in Cooperation with IJL & BBI

We are partnering to support Jewish students and groups facing antisemitic incidents at universities.

Preliminary Note

To protect the privacy of the applicants involved and to keep future actions confidential, the update will remain general.

Legal Assistance for Students

The International Association of Jewish Lawyers and Jurists (IJL), B'nai B'rith International, and the World Union of Jewish Students have partnered to support students facing antisemitism on campus. 

IJL’s Legal Center for Combating Antisemitism is offering its support to Jewish students and student organizations who wish to explore legal remedies for incidents faced. Each incident is specific and may warrant different avenues of engagement, either at the university level, with judicial authorities or through other legal paths. 

The legal assistance is free of charge.


A significant complaint was received from students at one of Italy’s leading universities concerning inciting activity and the fostering of a climate of hostility against and insecurity among Jewish students in general and Israelis in particular. We’ve engaged a dedicated local lawyer to tackle this issue on multiple fronts. 

Our objective is to implement appropriate measures against those responsible for creating an environment where Jewish and Israeli students experience a sense of threat on campus.

Furthermore, we’re actively gathering information on similar occurrences across other universities. This includes tracking events featuring speakers with a history of terrorism, such as Leila Khaled.

Contact Us

If you have faced an antisemitic incident and want to explore avenues for redress please contact: or

Please provide a short summary of the incident, as well as the country and specific university campus in question. At this stage, we provide legal assistance concerning antisemitic incidents in Europe, Latin America, Australia, New Zealand, and Canada.

Privacy, Safety and Support

Taking legal action may seem overwhelming. Our priority is the comfort and safety of students. 

The first step is simply a confidential conversation with IJL representatives, where we'll discuss the details of the incident and explore potential courses of action...

The WUJS Team.


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