Eretz Israel is our unforgettable historic homeland...The Jews who will it shall achieve their State...And whatever we attempt there for our own benefit will redound mightily and beneficially to the good of all mankind. (Theodor Herzl, DerJudenstaat, 1896)

We offer peace and amity to all the neighbouring states and their peoples, and invite them to cooperate with the independent Jewish nation for the common good of all. The State of Israel is ready to contribute its full share to the peaceful progress and development of the Middle East.
(From Proclamation of the State of Israel, 5 Iyar 5708; 14 May 1948)

With a liberal democratic political system operating under the rule of law, a flourishing market economy producing technological innovation to the benefit of the wider world, and a population as educated and cultured as anywhere in Europe or North America, Israel is a normal Western country with a right to be treated as such in the community of nations.... For the global jihad, Israel may be the first objective. But it will not be the last. (Friends of Israel Initiative)

Monday, 16 January 2012

British University Investigates Alleged Assault On Jewish Student During Nazi-themed Game

It seems that rehabilitating the Nazis for fun and frolics is becoming quite the trend in some British quarters, even (it's alleged) among members of the Athletics Union of  that bastion of leftism, the London School of Economics (LSE), during  a ski trip to Val d'Isère in December.

The LSE's student newspaper, The Beaver, reports:
'LSE students are facing disciplinary action after participating in a Nazi-themed drinking game during the Athletics Union’s ski trip... Later in the night, two students were engaged in an altercation, one of whom sustained a broken nose from the incident.
‘Nazi Ring of Fire’ involved arranging cards on the table in the shape of a Swastika, and required players to “Salute the Fuhrer.” A video featuring students making antisemitic comments was uploaded to Facebook, but has since been removed....
This incident is the latest in a series of antisemitic incidents at British universities. Last November, four of the most senior members of the Oxford University Conservative Association (OUCA) resigned after accusing other members of engaging in antisemitic behaviour, including singing a Nazi-themed song.
In January 2010, the University of Huddersfield investigated claims that two of its students had created a Facebook group for a Nazi-themed drinking game they are thought to have invented.'
The report, which carries photographs of the game, quotes a Jewish student leader thus:
“LSE Students’ Union Jewish Society (J-Soc) and the Union of Jewish Students (UJS) are appalled by a reported antisemitic assault that occurred after a Jewish student objected to a Nazi-themed drinking game, that was being played by his fellow students on a recent LSE Ski Trip in France. Nazi glorification and antisemitism have no place in our universities, which should remain safe spaces for all students.
There is simply no context for what has happened here. Those who believe the game was all in good humour need to realize that when a Jewish student is subject to violence and the Nazi ideology glorified it is no joke but a spiteful, collective attack on a community.
 This incident highlights the worrying trends of contemporary antisemitism, but beyond all else indicates a depressing lack of education from students of an esteemed institution.”

2 comments:

  1. 2012 will be the year that a UK Jewish university student is expelled for being Jewish.

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    1. I don't think it's quite that bad, Trudy!

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