The National Jewish Assembly (NJA) has expressed its appreciation to the Minister for Skills, Apprenticeships and Higher Education, the Rt Hon Robert Halfon MP, for his response to the incident that occurred at University College London (UCL) on February 7, 2023. Click here to read his response.
In a letter sent to the Minister, the NJA expressed its concerns about the antisemitic protest that took place at UCL against Arab-Israeli political commentator Yoseph Haddad. The NJA highlighted the need for universities to tackle antisemitism on campus and for higher education providers to take reasonably practicable steps to ensure that speakers operate within the law. Click here to read the letter from the NJA.
The NJA has received a response from Minister Robert Halfon MP, acknowledging the concerns raised and clarifying the government’s position on freedom of speech and the right to peaceful protest.
The NJA pledges to follow-up on the matter with the Minister to ensure that the incident is fully investigated, and any evidence of inciting racial hatred is shared with relevant law enforcement agencies.
The NJA remains committed to combating antisemitism in all forms and will continue to work with relevant authorities and organisations to promote tolerance, respect, and understanding.
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