Sunak urges universities to protect Jewish students

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Photo: EFE/EPA/Chris J. ratcliffe

The Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Rishi Sunak, made a strong appeal this Thursday (9) to the universities of his country to adopt measures to protect Jewish students, following the wave of protests against Israel that has spread to university campuses.

Sunak highlighted the importance of academic institutions as “bastions of rigorous debate as well as tolerance and respect”.

In a statement, the head of the Conservative Party expressed concern about a “vocal minority” who, according to him, “interfere with academic life” and, in some cases, propagate “anti-Semitic harassment and abuse”. . The British leader stressed that “this has to stop” and urged universities to have “zero tolerance” for such abuses.

According to information received from the agency in recent days reutersStudents from universities in the United Kingdom decided to set up small camps inside the institutions in protest against the Israeli offensive in Gaza. The measure is similar to what happens in the United States, where radicalized students attacked educational institutions and even chanted slogans in support of Hamas.

In contrast to the American situation, student camps at British universities have not yet reported any problems. However, according to the UK broadcaster, some Jewish students sky News, He said he could see a definite increase in hostility towards him.

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