Oxford Labour Club condemns Chris Williamson MP for anti-semitism

Oxford University Labour Club has signed a letter of condemnation against Chris Williamson. The letter comes following a row on antisemitism, Chris Williamson’s previous support for alleged anti-semites. The letter reads: “Today Chris Williamson’s actions have again shown a complete lack of respect for the Jewish community. He repeatedly platforms and supports antisemites and takes […]

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Inquiry into OULC did find incidents of anti-Semitic behaviour

An inquiry led by Labour Peer Baroness Royall into alleged anti-Semitism at Oxford’s Labour Club concluded that although there was “no evidence that the Club is itself institutionally anti-Semitic”, incidents of “anti-Semitism” did occur and reflected a “cultural problem”. The report asserts that the frequency and severity of the incidents necessitate disciplinary procedures. The full […]

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Baroness Royall’s report rules OULC not institutionally anti-Semitic

Baroness Royall’s official Labour Party report into allegations of anti-Semitism within Oxford University Labour Club has concluded that the organisation is not institutionally anti-Semitic but has made a series of recommendations for the organisation going forward. There has been criticism from within the wider Labour Party however, including from Baroness Royall herself, after the party […]

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Chief Rabbi: “Zionist-bashing on campus has gone unchallenged”

The Chief Rabbi of the United Hebrew Congregations of the Commonwealth, Ephraim Mirvis, has told Vice-Chancellors at British universities that “Zionist-bashing on campus has gone unchallenged”. Writing in the Sunday Times, he said that Jewish students at universities often encounter a “wall of anti-Zionism, which they feel and know to be Jew hatred”. He commented […]

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OULC in midst of anti-Semitism allegations

The resignation of former Oxford University Labour Club Co-Chair, Alex Chalmers, has now reached most major news outlets in the UK and Israel, with repercussions ranging from condemnation from the Israeli Embassy in London, to the cancellation of Ed Miliband’s visit to OULC later this term. The resignation was followed by fresh accusations of antisemitism […]

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Co-Chair of OULC resigns over their endorsement of Israeli Apartheid Week

Alex Chalmers, co-chair of the Oxford University Labour Club (OULC) has resigned from office after the OULC decided tonight to endorse Israel Apartheid Week. In his resignation statement he wrote about his concerns, alleging that there were growing anti-Semitic tendencies in the OULC. Chalmers said, “The decision of the club to endorse a movement with a […]

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