In a historic debate held February 25, 2016, headlined “Cultural Bridges, Not Boycotts”, MSPs from across the political spectrum encouraged engagement and expressed their opposition to destructive one-sided boycott attempts. 65 members of StandWithUs's Scottish partners, COFIS - the Confederation of Friends of Israel in Scotland - travelled from Inverness to the Scottish Parliament to support MSP Jackson Carlaw in [...]
As in previous years. StandWithUs UK has been the first port of call for many student groups seeking support during Israel Apartheid Week. Thousands of StandWithUs booklets, flyers and fun Israel novelties have been distributed to student activists across the UK, all campaigning with positive messaging.
The JC.com / Naomi Firsht / February 1, 2016 A member of the Scottish Parliament has said the country's Jewish community has “started to feel under the threat” from rising anti-Zionism and antisemitism. Jackson Carlaw, Conservative MSP for West Scotland, said: “It's true that MSPs do commemorate the Holocaust. Sometimes I think some think they have ticked a box when [...]
In the name of IsrAction day, StandWithUs UK supported King's College London Israel Society, AEPI and London students by supplying over 400 doughnuts to distribute in central London. Over 300 doughnuts were distributed around town to students in exchange for facts about Israel, as well as to homeless people. StandWithUs UK donated the final 100 doughnuts to Clore Manor elderly [...]
StandWithUs UK joined University College London (UCL) Friends of Israel Society this week for a demo against a BDS campaign on campus. The campaign, "Falafel for a Fact", involved students providing hundreds of falafel, hummus and pita bread to passers-by, in exchange for a positive fact about Israel. Over one thousand fact sheets were distributed on campus. Image by young [...]