OULC Co-Chair quits in anti-Semitism scandal

Alexander Chalmers, Co-Chair of Oxford University Labour Club (OULC), this evening resigned his post in protest at what he called ‘poisonous’ attitudes to Jewish students within OULC. His statement, published on Facebook, is shown below:

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HackOx understands that the shock resignation came in the wake of an OULC meeting, in which a motion supporting ‘Israeli Apartheid Week‘ was carried. The project, according to its website, aims to “raise awareness about Israel’s ongoing settler-colonial project and apartheid policies over the Palestinian people”.

IAW also supports the BDS (Boycott, Divestment, and Sanctions) movement, whose advocates demand a boycotting of all Israel-made goods, along with individuals (including academics, public figures, and professionals) who come from Israel. The movement has been widely criticised for effectively demanding a boycott of Israeli Jews.

Neither Chalmers’ critics nor his co-chair have yet publicly responded to his resignation.


One thought on “OULC Co-Chair quits in anti-Semitism scandal

  1. williambuggins

    One perceives the gradual destruction of mutual respect, dialogue and tolerance in our colleges and universities. Extremists are infiltrating our student unions, and they are especially targeting Israel, Zionists, and Jews. Are we seeing the death of British intellectual integrity and the rebirth of the Nazi nightmare?
    Christians need to stand with our Jewish communities and speak out against this cancer that demeans our culture and makes cowards of us all.


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