Wednesday, July 20, 2016

UK: Jewish NUS official says union’s executive is 'not a safe space' for Jews

The Jewish Chronicle reports:
A senior Jewish member of the National Union of Students has said that its National Executive Council “isn't a safe space” for Jews.

Izzy Lenga [pictured], who was attending today’s NEC meeting, repeatedly wrote of her discomfort, tweeting: “I've had to excuse myself out of this room twice. Twice... I genuinely hate this space”.

She also criticised NUS president Malia Bouattia for approving an amendment which gave the Union of Jewish Students no say over who represented Jewish students on the NUS’s Anti-Racism Anti-Fascism (ARAF) committee.
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