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Manchester Labour Students co-chair against decision to back BDS

MLS have voted to support the Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions movement, causing controversy among some members of the society

Photo: Tair Kaminer

Refusing the Israeli Defence Force

Ella Kashti looks at the story of Tair Kaminer, who was imprisoned for refusing conscription

Photo: Cil Barnett-Neefs

University of Manchester Students’ Union backs BDS

After the Students’ Union voted to endorse the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions campaign, The Mancunion looks into the debates surrounding the movement

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Preview: Messages to Palestine event

Three university societies: the University of Manchester Action Palestine society, BDS Campaign society and the Recognise Refugee Rights society will be hosting a day of solidarity with Palestine in the Students’ Union

Co-Chair of OULC resigns over claims that members have 'problem with jews'. Photo: Facebook

Oxford Labour Co-Chair quits over factional splits & “poisonous” attitudes

Alex Chalmers, Co-Chair of OULC, has resigned after a decision was made to endorse Israeli Apartheid Week, an annual series of university lectures and rallies against the Israeli occupation of the West Bank and Gaza

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We’re all losers in the terrorist name game

Joely Thomas looks at the many names of IS and asks what effects they have

Photo: ian02054 @Flickr

KCL investigate violent disruption of Israel event

Police were called after after pro-Palestine demonstrators disrupted the joint event by KCL and LSE Israel Societies, allegedly assaulting one woman

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Strict university security at MDU Israel debate

University imposes strict quotas on one of the most controversial and subscribed-to events to take place on campus—the MDU’s Israel debate

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Short story: Return to Rafah

Featured prose: Joely Thomas writes a moving short story set in the southern Gaza strip

The Israeli West Bank Barrier. Photo: me explore @Flickr

Israeli Apartheid Week at the University of Manchester

From the 23rd to the 27th of February, Action Palestine is running events, stalls and talks to increase awareness of the conflict in Gaza

The All Student Vote 'Peace through Education' has been reopened. Voting is open until Friday 12th of December. Photo: Students' Union

Student vote on renewed link with Al-Najah University reopens

The All Student Vote ‘Peace through Education’ has reopened. It proposes to renew links with Al-Najah University and to provide an annual scholarship for a student from there.

Photo: wdm_manchester @Flickr

Interview: Sir Gerald Kaufman MP

Stalwart of the House of Commons Sir Gerald Kaufman MP has sat in the House since 1970 as MP for Ardwick and later for Gorton. Charlie Spargo met with him to discuss Palestine, education and Tony Benn