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Jewish students call for academics to withdraw their support for discrimination

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has hit out at a letter in support of discrimination signed by Australian academics.

On 30 July 2014 five naïve and innocent Jewish students attempted to attend an open public lecture hosted by the Monash Socialist Alternative. On arrival they were extensively interrogated, and ultimately not allowed to enter on the basis of their political views and religion.

On 2 September 2014, Monash Clubs and societies deregistered the Socialist Alternative on the basis that a club which undertakes discriminatory activity should not have access to official resources and venues.

In response over 90 Australian academics have signed an open letter titled, "Defend Free Speech- Reinstate the Monash Socialist Alternative Club”.


Monash overwhelmingly rejects BDS

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students has welcomed the Monash Student Council's rejection of the highly offensive and unproductive Boycott Divestment Sanctions propaganda movement.

The rejection of BDS, which came after extensive AUJS advocacy, was overwhelming. Just 4 councillors voted in favour, 2 abstained, and 11 voted against.

Over 90 AUJS members attended today's meeting, ensuring the voice of Jewish students was clearly heard.

Pro-Hamas propagandists disrupt Sydney University Jewish students’ event

The Australasian Union of Jewish Students (AUJS) has condemned the disruption of a peaceful speaker event this evening at Sydney University by pro-Hamas propagandists, including the near-punch of university security personnel.