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Jul 20, 2022, 10:58 PM
The strange and slow death of Jewish Prague
It is July 2022 and a dry heat is beating down on Old Prague’s cobbled Jewish quarter. Once a walled-off ghetto where the bulk of Bohemia’s Jewish community resided apart from the Christian majority – partly for their own protection – it is now little...
Nov 11, 2021, 8:38 PM
50 student leaders condemn protest against Israeli ambassador
As current and former students at the London School of Economics (LSE) and the University of London, we were shocked to see reports in national media, describing a volatile and aggressive demonstration organised by fellow students in protest of a talk on Tuesday evening given...
Apr 7, 2021, 12:17 AM
The Holocaust happened outside of Europe too
Once a year in Israel, a piercing siren is sounded for two minutes. On every road, street and corner of the country, life is temporarily suspended. People stop in the middle of walking, driving or working, to stand in silence, and commemorate the suffering of...
Feb 12, 2021, 6:38 PM
UCL student union sidesteps Jewish students (& reality) on IHRA
On February 3rd, the University College London Students Union’s Welfare & Community Zone held a special session on a proposal calling to support the UCL Academic Board Working Group’s December 2020 ‘Report on Racism and Prejudice. ‘ The report advised the College to rescind the...
Mar 25, 2020, 6:57 PM
A flash of hope? Israeli journalism comes to campus
On February 24 2020, UCL Friends of Israel welcomed Israeli photojournalist Gil Cohen Magen to speak about his 20-plus years’ experience reporting. The event was part of a speaking tour sponsored by CAMERA on Campus, The Jewish Agency, and StandWithUs. UCL’s tradition of training some of...
Sep 23, 2019, 3:06 PM
Behind Enemy Lines? Talking Israel on UK Campuses
It is no secret that a tide of political polarisation is currently sweeping the US and Europe.It is also no surprise that in times of growing extremism, Jewish communities may be subject to a heightened threat level. Too often since 1948 has the complex issue...
Georgia Leigha Leatherdale Gilholy is a journalist and the director of media for the Pinsker Centre think tank. Follow her on Twitter @llggeorgia.