#BridgesNotBoycotts campaign cards are designed to spread a message of  peace and reconciliation on campus

Vice President Marie van der Zyl and Parliamentary Officer Joel Salmon have spoken with a number of  vice chancellors, including those at Kings College London, Manchester and Sussex over so-called ‘Israeli Apartheid Week’.

The meetings focused on the programme of hostile speakers, intimidating events and the poisonous atmosphere at some British universities. As a result of these meetings, a number of events have been significantly amended or cancelled. 

This comes in the context of a letter sent by the Universities Minister, Jo Johnson MP, to vice chancellors across the UK which urges them to tackle antisemitism on campus and reminds them of their legal responsibilities. This was in response to high level meetings that took place recently between the Government and the Board of Deputies, as well as other communal representatives.

The Board of Deputies is continuing its #BridgesNotBoycotts campaign with the Union of Jewish Students (UJS). Thousands of our campaign cards have been distributed to students across the UK as we continue to spread a positive and constructive message of peace and reconciliation. You can view our campaign cards here and here

Ivan Lewis MP speaks to local councillors in Manchester at a seminar run by the Board of Deputies, the Jewish Leadership Council and the Jewish Representative Council of Greater Manchester and Region (see story below)

Vice President Marie van der Zyl with residents of Jewish Blind Disabled. Marie spoke at the launch of the Mill Hill East Jewish Community, at the invitation of Jamie Slavin.