At the beginning of August a group of Jewish students had the opportunity to join Roma youth from around the world to commemorate the seventieth anniversary of the Roma genocide in the Holocaust. While there, they participated in a seminar led by experts tackling issues to do with genocide education and prevention, grass-roots organisation and the task of combating racism and xenophobia in modern Europe.
Yesterday afternoon the National Executive Council (NEC) of the National Union of Students (UK) voted to adopt a Boycott Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) policy against Israel. The motion calls for sanctions on Israel and encourages the 600+ student unions’ across the UK who are members of NUS to bring boycott campaigns to their campuses.
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