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Board of Deputies will never stop fighting antisemitism

After the Employment Tribunal ruling in the case of an ex-University of Bristol lecturer, the Board of Deputies issued the following comment on social media:

It is clear exactly who David Miller is and what he believes. And we – alongside other Jewish communal organisations – will never stop fighting on behalf of Jewish students and others in this country who have to come into contact with people like him every single day.

A tweet by David Miller @Tracking_Power on August 6, 2023 The tweet reads: "The facts: "1. Jews are not discriminated against. "2. They are over-represented in Europe, North America and Latin America in positions of cultural, economic and political power. "3. They are therefore, in a position to discriminate against actually marginalised groups. The tweet is followed by a Community Note that says: "Readers added context > "A 2022 study found that 50% Jews experienced discrimination at work. journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.11... "Nearly 25% of recruiters said they wanted fewer Jewish people in their industry. resumebuilder.com/1-in-4-hiring-... "Myths of “Jewish power" is an antisemitic trope from a Tsarist Russian hoax document ‘Protocols of the Elders of Zion’. antisemitism.org.uk/wp- content/upl... "Context is written by people who use X, and appears when rated helpful by others. Find out more."

A tweet by David Miller on Aug 6, 2023 denying Jews face discrimination and alleging that Jews are “over-represented” in many sectors and countries, and alleging that Jews are in position to discriminate against other minorities.”

 

Statement by the Union of Jewish Students. Statement reads: 'THE UNION OF JEWISH STUDENTS UJS is disappointed by the Employment Tribunal's judgment in relation to David Miller. UJS believes this may set a dangerous precedent about what can be lawfully said on campus about Jewish students and the societies at the centre of their social life. This will ultimately make Jewish students less safe. However, despite overall finding in favour of Miller, the Tribunal has found that he contributed to his own dismissal and that he was “culpable and blameworthy”. UJS will continue to work to maintain a vibrant Jewish life on campus in Bristol and across the UK and Ireland.'

Statement by the Union of Jewish Students

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