Tag : israel

University of Leeds Accused of Investing in Companies with Alleged Links to Human Rights Abuses

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The University reportedly invested over £2,000,000 in companies that are accused of being linked to the implementation of human rights abuses against Palestinians. An Open Letter from LUU Palestine Solidarity Group (PSG) to the Vice Chancellor of the University of Leeds has criticised the University, accusing it of investing a … Read More

Should artists cancel their concerts to protest the policies of the Israeli government?

2 months ago / 0 comments

“I am not a travel agent promoting tourism for each country I go to”, said Lana Del Rey in a recent riposte on Twitter, amid pressure to cancel her performance in Tel Aviv in protest against the actions of the Israeli government. Travel agent she may not be, but performing … Read More

Senior NUS figures alleged to have worked with Israeli embassy to oust NUS President

2 years ago / 0 comments

NUS Vice President Richard Brooks is alleged to have worked with senior figures inside the Israeli embassy to oust the NUS President Malia Bouattia An investigation by Al-Jazeera has found evidence of collusion between Brooks and Israeli diplomat Shai Masot to oust Bouattia from her position. In a secret recording … Read More

Israeli Spokesperson Sparks Protests on Campus

3 years ago / 0 comments

Members of Leeds University Union’s Palestine Solidarity Group staged a silent protest on Wednesday to show their opposition to Yiftah Curiel, a spokesperson for the Israeli embassy in London, speaking at an event organised by LUU’s J-Soc and POLIS. PSG members staged a sit-in protest at the event, ‘Yiftah Curiel … Read More

Leeds scholars sign up to Israeli boycott

3 years ago / 0 comments

Eleven University of Leeds scholars have declared that they will be boycotting Israeli academic institutions in response to Israel’s illegal occupation of Palestinian land. The declaration to show solidarity to Palestinians has a list of 300 signatories from a range of British universities who will be boycotting the universities. It … Read More

Palestinian Solidarity Group commemorate lost lives in vigil

3 years ago / 0 comments

On Thursday LUU’s Palestinian Solidarity Group, who aim to raise awareness on campus of the contemporary and historical situation in Palestine, held a vigil outside of the Union to commemorate those killed in the recent wave of violence in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. PSG’s co-president Yusra Ahmed, a second year Middle … Read More

Comment | Let’s talk about Gaza

4 years ago / 0 comments

The conflict currently raging in Gaza is the third in six years. I use the word ‘conflict’ to describe the confrontation between Israel and Hamas, the Islamic Resistance Movement that governs the Gaza strip, with hesitation. In fact, I probably shouldn’t use it at all. This is because the word … Read More

TV | The Honourable Woman – Nothing is what it seems in this exceptional spy thriller

4 years ago / 0 comments

A tight close-up of a blade and the swish of metal on metal, but the camera pans out to show it’s only a wire bread basket and tongs. A waiter neatly lines the basket with a napkin and fills it with bread, laughing and joking with other staff in the … Read More

Comment | Israel's abuses must end

5 years ago / 0 comments

Israeli Apartheid Week is often accused of been divisive, creating tensions and alienating people. These accusations are completely correct, in that it divides those who defend apartheid from those who do not. The International Convention on the Suppression and Punishment of the Crime of Apartheid state that the crime of … Read More

Comment | Sharon will not be 'Rabinised'

5 years ago / 0 comments

Ariel Sharon was born in British Mandate Palestine to immigrant parents, where he was swiftly recruited into an elite unit in the lead-up to the declaration of the State of Israel. He quickly rose through the ranks of the Israel Defence Forces (IDF) and played a principle role as a … Read More