Rhodes scholars call on US presidential hopefuls to condemn Israel’s deportation of rights activist

Rhodes Scholars have called on presidential hopefuls and fellow Rhodes scholars, Mayor Pete Buttigieg and Cory Booker, to condemn Israel’s deportation of rights activist, Omar Shakir. Shakir is Israel and Palestine Director at Human Rights Watch. His deportation has been justified by Israeli courts on the grounds that “his actions publicly to advance a boycott […]

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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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Oxford and the BDS campaign

Last week, JCRs and MCRs across Oxford voted overwhelmingly to leave OUSU’s name off the NUS motion to support the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) campaign against Israel. However, the BDS motion will still be discussed at the NUS conference this year, with endorsements from the student unions at the Universities of Manchester and Sheffield […]

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