Senior leaders of the Jewish Community and a senior delegation of Vice Chancellors representing Universities UK met on 11 February 2015 to discuss areas of concern within the Jewish Community about antisemitism in Britain’s universities. It was the first meeting in what is intended to be a continuing dialogue. Both sides shared a strong belief that universities needed to provide a safe and welcoming environment for all their students, and ensure that freedom of expression within the law was genuinely upheld. Discussions focused particularly on debates inside universities about Israel, events involving external speakers and incidents where Jewish students were prevented from or intimidated in expressing their views. It was agreed that there would be joint work and further meetings.
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