Rumblings of anti-Semitism re-emerge at London’s SOAS

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Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar in the SOAS grounds Credit: Paul the Archivist CC
Tamil poet Thiruvalluvar in the SOAS grounds Credit: Paul the Archivist CC

IT has been said over the years that students at London’s School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS)) hold generally anti-Semitic views and there was even a vote in 2017 by the Students Union confirming equality for Jewish students.

This has simmered for some time and the latest accusation concerns a Canadian student Noah Lewis who left the College after accusing it of endemic anti-Semitism and after turning down an offer of £500 (€550) compensation, he has finally received a refund of his entire fees of £15,000 (€16,500).

Although there has been no official comment from SOAS, the website of the Middle Eastern Monitor (MENO) has pointed out that Lewis has a history of denying or denigrating the rightful existence of Palestine and Tweeted a map of imaginary lands such as Narnia and Middle Earth and included Palestine.

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