The World Union of Jewish Students (WUJS) condemns the British University and College Union (UCU) in the wake of its passing a motion rejecting the European Union Monitoring Committee’s (EUMC) definition of anti-Semitism, This definition of anti-Semitism is used on a day-to-day basis by the National Union of Students to combat anti-Semitism, as well as by every major British Jewish communal body.
WUJS Chairman Oliver Worth said; “The UCU has consistently shown a total disregard for the welfare of Jewish students over an extended period of time. WUJS completely rejects the assertion that Jews cannot be trusted to define the ways in which they feel discriminated against, and that the Jewish community is incapable of defining anti-Semitism. The University and College Union stinks of institutional anti-Semitism, and as an organization that exists to protect Jewish students all over the World, we are deeply, deeply concerned.”
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World Union of Jewish Students Chairman Oliver Worth attended AJC’s Global Forum in Washington DC, along with Student leaders from Europe, Australia, South Africa, Canada and all over the World.
AJC’s Access Weekend immediately followed, during which young Jewish leaders got the chance to discuss the assault on Israel’s legitimacy, and build stronger networks to combat it in the future.
WUJS hosted Presidents of major unions in New York immediately afterwards in New York, thanks to the kindness of AJC in allowing us use of their facilities.
Immediately afterward Oliver, and SAUJS Chairman Stephanie Hodes visited the Canadian Federation of Jewish Students in Toronto.
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