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Oxford students to vote on Israel boycott
Published: 24.02.13, 08:32
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1. UK, stop discriminating against jews
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.24.13)
we are waiting for the brits to punish any muslim country that finances and trains suicide bombers who then blow up innocent brits in the uk. you can start by boycotting saudi. you really do not need their oil.
2. Well thats rich from George Galloway
Haim ,   TA   (02.24.13)
Thats rich from George Galloway ( ( wannabe muslim) from someone who goes down on his hands and knees on national television pretending to be a cat : Check out George GallowayBig Brother Cat ( YouTube) Meow. I guess if you are afraid of a serious debate the best thing is to walk out ...
3. Oxford?
John ,   Herzliya   (02.24.13)
No, Oxfordistan.
4. UK is owned by the Arabs
Cipora Julianna Kohn ,   Z   (02.24.13)
the uk has always been very pro-arab for historical reasons. the brits have never gotten over the fact that a few thousand badly armed jews were able to force them to relinquish the mandate. the brits are also suffering the belated consequences of their colonial policies which have allowed in masses of muslims who are threatening the locals with terror if they do not support muslim causes. of course, one must not forget native hypocrisy and endemic antisemitism.
5. The email I sent to Oxford...
Dan Silver ,   Los Angeles, USA   (02.24.13)
Recently, George Galloway's exit of a debate on Israel, after discovering that his opponent was an Israeli citizen has been in the press. Oxford's response has been silence...or not loud enough if there was any response. Your response is representative of your school's culture and core values. Also being reported is the "vote" by the boycott, divestment and sanctions (BDS) movement to boycott Israeli companies and products. I urge you to fire Galloway and have enough spine to take measures that have zero tolerance towards movements that are historically and clearly rooted anti-Semitism. Your actions will go down in history along with your school's reputation. Feel free to respond without diverting, deflecting, or digressing from these 2 topics.
6. The Oxford Union
Michael ,   Haifa   (02.24.13)
Before the outbreak of the Second World War, the Oxford Union passed a motion to the effect that they "would not go to war for King and Country" Many of them died bravely on the front lines. Students are basically dumb and want to show off their dumbness by being provocative. They think it is clever.
7. Oxford joins BBC in reaching new heights of hypocracy
R ,   Israel   (02.24.13)
Can we assume that Oxford also voted on boycotting Saudia Arabia, Pakistan, Iran and other countries that deny women equal rights? Can we assume that they are boycotting China, Sudan, etc.? How about Turkey for their treatmen of the Kurds? The list goes on and on but I'm sure that Israel is the only country in the world deserving of these hypocrites' notice.
8. The UK has long been the epicentre of the UNHOLY TRINITY,
Jehudah Ben-Israel ,   Qatzrin, Israel   (02.24.13)
and this expected vote is an additional illustration of the nature of British society. The UNHOLY TRINITY has been an amalgam of three segment in society: 1) Classic anti-Semites 2) "Progressive" anti-Jewish racism 3) 7th-century-based Islamism On the face of it, the three have little in common, but the obsessive drive to single out the national home of the Jewish people - as a substitute for the Jew in society of yesteryear - and demonize it, de-legitimize it, seek the very demise of the liberal democratic and sovereign nation-state of the Jewish people, Israel. Will the British public extract this social cancer, or will it allow it to consume its body and soul...??
9. Oxford Uni vote
Frank ,   Israel   (02.24.13)
Would love to see their faces when all their laptops and pc's are taken away because they have Israeli products in them, Intel etc
10. I suggest something else
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (02.24.13)
for them. First to build a wall or fence around Oxford. When ready prohibit the entry of all arabs, beludsis, bengalis, malayalams, hottentottas and papuas. Maybe they will survive then.
11. Vote on 1939 White Paper
Zechariah   (02.24.13)
Not only did Britain and France Refuse to Come to Polands Aid when the Nazis attacked and the French Army was Huge sitting in the Marginot Line The Brits had a huge Navy that should have fought outside Danzig and blasted East Prussia it's airforce from basis in France had the Capacity to Crush the Blitzreig But also Severely Limited Jewish Refugee Escape to Parts of Palestine and its Dominions Even Ceylon now Sri Lanka .Debate This Not Jewish Return over Twenty One Thousand squareKilometres.
12. Some in British society, eagerly, drag the UK to the 1930s,
David Dunn ,   Once a proud Briton   (02.24.13)
the results of which we all know, or at least those who care humanity do.
13. oxford
chaim ,   p t israel   (02.24.13)
so let the oxford scientists disregard any scientific inventions made by israeli scientists and only use inventions by lebaneese, egyptian, saudi, pakistani etc scientists.
14. Britain is bankrupt and needs oil money.
Abdul   (02.24.13)
15. Aren't universities places to study?
tiki ,   belgium   (02.24.13)
What happens here? Are they the 'new non elected parliaments?
16. Pretty stupid for allegedly smart kids
Brian Cohen ,   Judean Peoples Front   (02.24.13)
More proof that being in a supposedly advanced center of higher learning does not leave smart people immune to doing stupid things. Looking at this allegedly "bright" students one can easily understand how Hitler convinced people that they were superior beings who should rule the world and have everybody subservient to them. Ditto for some Oxford students - we'll see if they are a minority or majority, won't we?
17. According to census uk will be islamic in 20+ yeras
18. #5. Thank you
Tim ,   Brighton   (02.24.13)
Oxford IS losing its reputation all over the world as a centre for excellence for one that turns a blind eye to extremism on the campus in the name of 'free speech' and the sad thing is that either they know know or they dont care. This worldwide publicity doesnt do them ANY favours But whats so that the propagation of lies and abuse from the BDS that Ive experienced...from 'Israel tortures Children' to 'there never have been any Jews from Arab Lands' - to 'Kosher Meat is 'vile'' to 'Pig Haters' allowed to continue...even in this context of Anti Jewish Racism..because they dont want to choke off free speech Well if this the type of free speech Oxford want to protect...they are welcome to it To every student wether Christian, Muslim Hindu Sikh Buddhist and Jewish YOU HAVE A BETTER CHOICE OF UNIVERSITY. Leave Oxford to rot
19. "Racism"??? Is Israeli a race?
ppt   (02.24.13)
20. 5
anton ,   istanbul   (02.24.13)
Mr silver Firstly why would they fire galloway, does he not have the right to boycott based on his opinions? Oxford's stance by not taking sides confirms what it stands for, a university where one do have right to utter his opinion and not get punished for it, you ask them to fire galloways just cause he thinks diffrent than you how very nice of you :) it all comes down to one simple point they think you are wrong and you think they are wrong they take measures you take anti measures anyone or anything between should be neutral, the ones who is not neutral already impressed by one side's story and that called winning in court :) in this case court would be peoples conscience and mind Antisemitisim is loose term nowadays, a protecttion shield , used to gain sympathy as i see here often, it wouldnt be wrong to say anyone who disagrees with jews are antisemites :) Also i wouldnt bet on my money on oxfords reputations going down its just wishfull thinking was i on topic enough ? :)
21. Boycott Israel - NO ACCESS to Israel Hi-Tech!
David ,   Israel   (02.24.13)
The British should ask the Palestinians to help them cure cancer. They should ask the Palestinians about Human Rights in the "Palestinian State" and the persecution of Christians in Palestine! This has nothing to do with the Palestinians. It is another example of Antisemitism which is inbred into the British People! If this lot are listening to Galloway, who is nothing but a Jew Hating bigot who even runs down his own country and supports Islamic Terror, then it doesn't say much for the future of what was once a great academic institution! One might ask the Student Union if they are boycotting China for its oppressive rule of Tibet, barbarous treatment of the Uighur People (Muslims) and its appalling Human Rights record? Of course not - the Chinese are not Jews!
22. #10: Nice point but no "hottentottas"!
Dee Bee ,   Israel   (02.24.13)
The Black, the British and the Boers (the Dutch) wiped them out in the 18th and 19th Centuries! Maybe there should be Sharia Law in the UK - OOOOOPS! No more booze!
23. #17 what census? same one that show UK Jew population rise?
24. Oxford students to vote on Israel boycott
mat ,   uk   (02.24.13)
Local student union should ask themselves if their boycott is justified did they check for themselves if the reasons that they think they should boycott are correct or are they just going with what anti israel which is mostly pro palestinians PR are telling them the union can get more from israel in many ways will the union get the facts or they just carry on in denial
25. Note to Oxford
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.24.13)
My son has been accepted as a Rhodes Scholar, at Balliol College. Think very carefully where you want to go with this. I will pull him in an instant, and I can guarantee you that I can pull at least fifteen like-minded parents. Probably more. I hope you can find sixteen ersatz "Palestinian" families willing to pay your exorbitant fees for Rhodes Scholars with children worthy of acceptance to Oxford. (No, folks, being a Rhodes Scholar is hardly free.) Never mind the academic qualifications. Did stone-throwing, tire-burning, stabbing and suicide bombing become majors at Oxford while I wasn't looking? If so -- well, you're trawling in the wrong sea. I suggest the ersatz "Palestine" Authority. Jewish kids are actually oriented to the traditional academic subjects of study. And Oxford is very definitely not the only fish in the sea.
27. To: No. 23
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.24.13)
Don't you mean "Jewish population?" And why does that scare you so?
28. BDS - Oxford U
Sruly ,   Israel   (02.24.13)
I would ask that all the students and supporters of BDS to please put their cell phones in the dust bin. This would be just for starters. Since the cell phone is an Israeli invention and some of the chips in every cell phone are Israeli made or licensed they need to be put in the dust bin. From this point we can move to every computer, laptop, etc. they too must go into the dust bin. Now we need to move on the Play Stations and most gaming devices since they also contain Israeli made or licensed stuff. Now for medical inventions and medications manufactured in Israel or by Israeli companies. Lets start with TEVA the worlds largest manufacturer of generic and patented meds, devices, and chemicals used for keeping those fine British students and the IDIOTS that teach in the prestigious schools healthy and alive. There are hundreds if not thousands of items that fall into the Israeli made and invented category. Maybe it is time for the Brits to get their heads out of their ass's and stop listening to academical insanity and start dealing with reality. There is a truth to this argument but one must listen to people and research documentation that is intelligent and written with no agenda in mind. Although I think this might be more then most of Brits can deal with at this time.
29. # 8, # 4, # 1 etc
Mike Carmel ,   Rishon le Zion   (02.24.13)
This is not about Britain the nation. It's about the Oxford Union of Students, period. Ergo all your crass comments projecting these so-called antisemitic sentiments on the country as a whole are SIMPLY IRRELEVANT.
30. Oxford
Sruly ,   Israel   (02.24.13)
Your response in right on. I for one would like to see BDS passed at Oxford. The Student Union would insist that the university follow and divest and stop using all Israeli products. We all know that this would most likely close down the place and create an health problem for the students and the faculty. One must be very careful what one asks for.
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