Antisemitism in Universities

Middlesex University

International Definition of Antisemitism

University

The University has adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, including all of its examples.

The University announced the decision through a statement published on its website on 22nd March 2021.

We have sought an update from the University on the date of adoption.

Students’ Union

Middlesex University Students’ Union confirmed that it adopted the International Definition of Antisemitism in full, including all of its examples, on an unknown date in 2021.

Incidents

The following are recent incidents that have been reported to us. There may be additional incidents that have not yet been reported to us. To report an incident, please contact us.

Middlesex University refused to disclose what, if anything, it had done about course leader, Raza Kazim, who sent antisemitic messages but remains in post.

Middlesex University confirmed it is investigating Campaign Against Antisemitism’s complaint against course leader, Raza Kazim, who is also involved in the Islamic Human Rights Commission.

Richard Falk, the discredited and disgraced fringe antisemitic conspiracy theorist and the former UN envoy, was prevented from holding an event at Middlesex University. The University had insisted the event would take place, but following intervention by Campaign Against Antisemitism, the University decided to cancel the event.

Jewish life on campus

The incidence of antisemitism on a university campus and how the university and its students’ union address antisemitism are matters of serious concern. At the same time, they do not represent the totality of Jewish life on any campus. For further information about Jewish life on campus, please contact the local Jewish Society or Jewish chaplain.

No student should have to endure antisemitism. Campaign Against Antisemitism provides specialist help to students who have experienced antisemitism, including free legal representation. For assistance with antisemitism on campus, please contact us.