Thursday, 31 May 2018

King’s College London adopts international definition of anti-Semitism

My first thought on reading that headline was 'I bet SOAS don't do the same'. Then I read the first paragraph... 

'In a trailblazing move, King's College London (KCL), has adopted the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance (IHRA) definition of anti-Semitism and has set out tough new guidelines in order to ensure the safety and security of students and staff at its campuses. It is thought KCL is the first academic institution in the country to adopt the IHRA definition with the accompanying examples . It was publicly turned down by London's School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) last March, which rejected it as "too controversial".'

How well I know SOAS. Not for nothing do some people call SOAS the School of Organised Anti Semitism. 

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