Board of Deputies ‘dismay’ over cancellation of university speech by Israeli Ambassador

Sadiq Khan

Board of Deputies Vice President Amanda Bowman has reacted with ‘dismay’ to the cancellation of a speaking engagement at City, University of London.

Amanda said: “We are dismayed that Israeli Ambassador Mark Regev has been forced to cancel his engagement at City, University of London today based on the advice of the Metropolitan Police. The fact that City, University of London and City Students’ Union refused to guarantee the safety of the ambassador and students on campus by implementing basic security measures is unacceptable.

“We are committed to the principles of free speech and the belief that universities should be safe spaces for all students. We will be taking this up with the university as a matter of urgency together with the Union of Jewish Students.”

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