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March 08, 1991 - Image 35

Resource type:
The Detroit Jewish News, 1991-03-08

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Student Feud
On In Britain

London (JTA) — Jewish
students at Leeds University
in northern England were
forced by the student union
to removed a poster pro-
claiming Jerusalem "the
eternal capital of Israel."
The constraint was impos-
ed after Palestinians on
campus complained that
East Jerusalem should not
be designated part of Israel.
The poster had been
mounted at an exhibition on
Jewish Cultural Week.
The episode took place
within the context of a con-
tinuing campus bout bet-
ween Jewish and Palestin-
ian students. The intensity
of the antagonism increased
during the Persian Gulf war.
However, in the ongoing
battle, the Jewish students
also scored many points. The
injunction to remove the
poster followed a win by the
Jewish students when the
Palestine solidarity cam-
paign was told to remove lit-
erature from an exhibition it
had mounted urging a
boycott of Israeli goods.
The Jewish students re-
cently also deflected an at-
tempt to affiliate the student
union with Medical Aid for
Palestine and to name a
room at the union building
in honor of a Palestinian
killed in the intifada.
The student union instead
adopted a proposal offered by
the Jewish students to af-
filiate with B'Tselem, an
Israeli human rights organ-
ization often critical of
Israeli policies in the ad-
ministered territories.
The recent clashes took
place against a tradition
that this university in
Yorkshire has for years been
one of the largest centers of
Jewish student activism in
And, despite passions
aroused by the Gulf war, an-
ti-Zionist activity on the
Leeds campus has been less
extreme than it was a decade

But elsewhere in Britain,
extreme left-wing groups
continued to try to under-
mine Israel.
At City University in Lon-
don last month, the Socialist
Student Workers Party tried
to get the student union to
endorse a "secular dem-
ocratic state" in "Palestine,"
which would in effect mean
the destruction of Israel.
A counterproposal by the
Jewish society had already
been defeated. But before a
vote could be taken, the fire
alarm sounded.

Night after night, Israel's people
withstood the deadly rain of missiles.

Day after day, Soviet Jews arrived by the
thousands to begin life anew.

The time has come to rebuild.

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1991 Allied Jewish Campaign

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