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Written by Student Rights on 10 March 2016 at 9am

Huffington Post UK: Jewish Students Subjected To Increasing Anti-Semitic Incidents At Universities

By Lucy Sherriff

10th March 2016

Universities are turning a blind eye to an increasing number of anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish students, a new report has suggested.

Anti-extremism group Student Rights documented more than 30 cases of anti-Semitic behaviour on campus in the past five years.

During one event at Oxford University's debating society, a student reportedly shouted "slaughter the Jews" at Israel's deputy foreign minister Danny Ayalon.

In March 2011, an anti-Israel activist allegedly told pro-Israel activists at an event at SOAS University of London: "The best thing the Jews have ever done was go into the gas chamber. It was the best thing to happen to Germany to have been cleaned of Jews. The same thing needs to happen in the Middle East."

In 2012, LSE students played a Nazi-themed drinking game, which culminated in a brawl and left a Jewish student with a broken nose.

Last year, police launched an investigation into stickers found posted around Birmingham University which read "Hitler was right".

More recently, reports emerged of bigoted behaviour at Oxford University's Labour Club. The society's former co-chair stood down from his role citing concerns over members using the term ‘Zio’ – a word that Chalmers claims is “usually confined to the websites of neo-Nazis" - with "casual abandon".

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