Middlesex University invitation to ‘noxious’ Richard Falk is withdrawn

Board of Deputies President Jonathan Arkush has expressed satisfaction that a scheduled appearance at Middlesex University by disgraced former UN Rapporteur on Human Rights Richard Falk has been cancelled.

Jonathan said: “Yesterday, the Board of Deputies and Jewish students made urgent representations to the authorities at Middlesex University about the planned talk by Richard Falk. Whilst we are relieved that this man, who has endorsed and shared antisemitism, will no longer be receiving a platform from Middlesex University, we believe that his invitation, despite his noxious track-record, shines an unflattering light on those whose hunger for fake news and Jew-bashing far outweighs their appetite for peace in the Middle East. Sad as this is, it is good that university authorities are finally waking up to it.”

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