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The Times of Israel has some more details on the story of the Jew who scarred George Galloway out of a room at Oxford. We posted the video here at Israellycool the moment it broke.
The Times piece has a quote from the UK’s (Jewish and trying too hard not to be seen as pro-Jewish) Ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould.
“In what some might consider unfortunate timing, however, the British ambassador to Israel, Matthew Gould, was quoted Thursday downplaying the anti-Israel and anti-Semitic activity on campus. During an interview on his “ambitious strategy to persuade Israeli students to study in the UK,” Gould told the Times Higher Education magazine that “an image has taken hold of British universities that they are anti-Israeli, anti-Semitic, that they are not safe for Israeli students.” He blamed the unrealistic, “cartoonish” perceptions of UK universities on an “accumulation of small stories” in the Israeli media.”
I attended two UK universities two decades ago and I could already see bad signs coming in the form of Muslim student associations adopting the “Palestinian” false narrative and pushing this. Today the campuses are hot beds of BDS movements, anti-Israel (thinly disguised anti-Jew) sentiments. It’s well known and Israelis in particular who study at UK universities keep their heads down mostly. I know this from speaking to many.
Today the “small accumulation of stories” is pointing the way forward for the UK in just the same way the “small accumulation of stories” about abuse of Jews from Germany did in the 30’s. It always starts small.
I’m getting over four million search results for “UK university antisemitism“. Where there’s smoke, there’s usually a fire and today, where there is Jew hatred and anti-Zionism, there’s usually a British University campus.